Dak Prescott: Life throws punches at me, I will keep throwing them back



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Dak Prescott: Life throws punches at me, I will keep throwing them back

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a right calf injury on an overtime touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb but he wasn't sad or disappointed. "Life keeps throwing punches, and I'm going to keep throwing them back," said Prescott, who was wearing a walking boot after Sunday's 35-29 victory over the New England Patriots.

"It's a part of it. It's part of this game. It's a physical game we play. I'll be fine. I've got a lot of confidence in myself, the medical team. I feel good. Obviously, this [the boot] is a precaution. "But, yeah, I mean, just more so thinking about the touchdown, it doesn't hurt as bad, obviously, when you score and win the game."

Even if Lamb didn't catch the ball, Prescott said he would be able to continue the game. "It was a little pain, but, no, for sure, I would've been able to keep going," he said. "I think the adrenaline would've been up and probably maybe not even felt it at that time.

But I think the after the time you relax and it's like, 'Oh, well, there it is.' "

Prescott confident he will be ready for the next game

"I'll be fine. I can promise you that," Prescott said.

"Great timing going into the bye week, but as I said, y'all can have fun with it this week." Prescott threw for 445 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. "Honestly, I didn't know I threw for that much until [Ezekiel Elliott] told me in the locker room," Prescott said.

"It's not about me. It's about the whole team. It's about the practice we put into it. It's about the way we go about our practice, the way we built our team. I'm just a product, I guess, of the stats, but at the same time, it's the unselfishness.

It starts up front with the communication in how we're protecting and those guys getting open. They make my job easy." Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy praised Prescott for the performance he put up. "Can't say enough about Dak Prescott, just the way that ball was being distributed and the calmness and the confidence he had in the pocket," Cowboys coach McCarthy said.

"I thought out pass protection was excellent, but we knew this was going to be a dogfight. We knew this was going to be a huge challenge coming in here, and I really do think these kinds of wins during the course of the season could definitely pay forward for us."