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Cowboys beat Giants, but lose Dak Prescott to serious ankle injury

The Cowboys got a much-needed win, but it came at a huge cost.

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys is carted off the field after sustaining a leg injury against the New York Giants during the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 37-34 on a late game field goal, but the real story of the game is Dak Prescott’s ankle. The Cowboys franchise quarterback suffered a gruesome looking ankle injury in the third quarter. Prescott scrambled for nine yards and suffered the injury as he was tackled by Giants defensive back Logan Ryan.

Prescott was taken off on a cart and taken immediately to an area hospital. ESPN is reporting he will undergo surgery on his ankle Sunday evening. His season is over, and it cuts short what was on pace for record-breaking numbers. He had 1,690 yards in the first four games, including three straight games with at least 450 passing yards.

Andy Dalton replaced Prescott, and while he made a huge play in the Cowboys win, it is a clear downgrade at the most important position on the field. The Red Rifle finished the game 9 of 11 for 111 yards, including a huge 38-yard pass to Michael Gallup to set up the game-winning field goal. Dalton will take over as the Cowboys starter moving forward, but the team will likely bring in some competition this week.

Daniel Jones threw for 222 yards and looked OK at times, but he also had a fumble that could have been a backbreaker late in the first half. The Cowboys ran it back for a score, but the Giants hung around in spite of that. Their shaky secondary cost them in the end.