Cowboys’ Dak Prescott addresses thumb injury: ‘I’m sure I’ll come out of this better’

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Dak Prescott suffered a thumb injury in the Dallas Cowboys’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and is expected to be out for several weeks.

This will be the second time in his career that Prescott has missed a lot of time as he suffered a horrific ankle injury during the 2020 season. Following the 19-3 loss, Prescott addressed reporters with a cast on the right hand. He was diagnosed with a fractured right thumb.

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Dallas Cowboys No. 4 Dak Prescott has his hand examined by team surgeon Dr. Dan Cooper during the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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“Yeah, it’s very disappointing, but injuries happen. I can’t necessarily control it. Just a shame. Obviously I’m going to miss some time, not be there for my team. That’s what hurts more than anything, especially after the start which we just released,” Prescott said, via Pro Football Talk.

“I wanted to be able to react and not necessarily have that opportunity for several weeks. Yeah, it’s unfortunate, but I’ll do what I’ve always done whenever adversity comes. Take it head first, and I’ll give my best, and I’m sure I’ll be better off.”

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, No. 4, walks away from the podium during the postgame press conference after a 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on September 11 2022 in Arlington, Texas.  Prescott left the game with a hand injury in the fourth quarter.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, No. 4, walks away from the podium during the postgame press conference after a 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on September 11 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Prescott left the game with a hand injury in the fourth quarter.
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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the injury is not season-ending, but he will miss a few games.

Prescott said he thought he “stuck” his thumb when he injured himself with about 6 minutes left to play.

“I mean, I’ve hit on so many bodies, so many in my career, and I’ve never really had anything. [except] maybe a stuck finger, and I really thought that was it,” he said. Then when I came down I said the same thing to the coaches. I said, ‘ I can’t take it. I feel like if you shoot it, it’ll be fine,” and I went in and had x-rays and things were different.”

#98 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony Nelson sacks #4 Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott during the second half at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

#98 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony Nelson sacks #4 Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott during the second half at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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Dallas struggled with offensive line issues all night. The Cowboys lost Tyron Smith in training camp and moved rookie Tyler Smith from guard to tackle heading into Game 1.

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