Dak Prescott reacts to sustaining serious injury in Week 1

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Dak Prescott reacts to sustaining serious injury in Week 1

Dak Prescott said it was "unfortunate" to sustain an injury in Week 1 as he is hoping to overcome the latest adversity and return strong. On Sunday Night Football, Prescott fractured his finger while trying to deliver a pass in the fourth quarter.

While trying to hit his receiver, Prescott hit the hand of Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaq Barrett. Prescott initially thought he just jammed a finger, but the X-rays showed a fracture. Prescott went 14-of-29 for 134 yards and had one interception as the Buccaneers beat the Cowboys 19-3.

"It's very disappointing, but injuries happen, can't necessarily control it, just unfortunate," Prescott said, per ESPN. "Obviously going to miss some time, not be there for my team and that's what hurts more than anything, especially after the start we just put out there.

Wanted to be able to respond, and not necessarily having that opportunity for several weeks, yeah it's unfortunate. But I'll do what I've always done anytime adversity comes, take it on head-first and give my best and I'm sure I'll come out of this thing better." In 2020, Prescott sustained a compound fracture and dislocation of right ankle, which ended his season.

After sustaining a finger fracture, Prescott noted that he has been through worse than that. "Obviously it's not what you want to hear, but it's not the worst thing that's happened to me," Prescott said. "Yeah, it's just another bump in the road and I'll keep moving forward.

As I said I'll do everything that I can that I can control to get myself back to get myself better and help this team."

Prescott out for several weeks

According to ESPN, Prescott will likely be out for six to eight weeks.

"A timeline from overnight: Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott is scheduled to have surgery on his right thumb today and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, multiple sources told ESPN’s Todd Archer," ESPN's Adam Schefter wrote on Instagram.

While Prescott is sidelined, Cooper Rush will likely jump into the role of the Cowboys' starting quarterback.

Last season, Rush his first start for the Cowboys as he led his team to a victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Now, the Cowboys will need Rush to step in the next several weeks and help the team stay competitive while Prescott is injured.

This Sunday, the Cowboys are hosting the Cincinnati Bengals. It remains to be seen if Rush can help his team beat the Bengals and clinch their first win of the season.

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