New York Giants defensive back Logan Ryan said he felt "terrible" after injuring Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott rushed for nine yards, before he was tackled by Ryan with 6 minutes and 33 seconds to play in the third quarter.
Prescott left the field in tears and hours later underwent a surgery after suffering a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. "First and foremost, the worst thing that happened today was the Dak injury, it's bigger than football," Ryan said, per ESPN.
"I feel terrible, it was a routine football play. ... You've got a guy, and I am in a similar position, he is scratching and clawing at one year on his deal to try and get rewarded, try to do the right thing, try to show up to work, try to lead his team, try to get a lucrative contract.
He had to come out and prove it this year, so for him to get this type of injury, that's why I feel like Dak -- I hope he gets $500 million when he comes back. He deserves it. He is a hell of a quarterback."
Ezekiel Elliott sad to see their 'leader' Prescott go down
Cowboys stars Elliott and Prescott have a close relationship and the running back was extremely sad to see his friend suffer a injury.
"It sucks. Yeah, it sucks," Elliott said of Prescott's injury. "I know we won; it just sucks to lose Dak, our leader. And I was talking to the guys and it's going to take all of us. It's going to take all of us to fill that void that we're going to be missing from 4.
Just gotta go out there and play for him." Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones released a statement after the injury as he is confident that Prescott will make a full recovery and return even better. "I know this young man very well," Jones said in a statement.
"I know the personal hardship and strife that he has faced, dealt with and overcome in his young life. And I know of no one who is more prepared, from the perspective of mental and emotional toughness and determination, than Dak Prescott to respond and recover from this challenge that has been put in front of him.
"He is an inspiration to everyone he touches. He has all of our love and support. And we have no doubt that he will return to the position of leadership and purpose that he brings to our team." "He is an inspiration to everyone he touches.
He has all of our love and support. And we have no doubt that he will return to the position of leadership and purpose that he brings to our team."