Sunday night time went about as poorly as attainable for the Dallas Cowboys, as they misplaced each the regular-season opener to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and beginning quarterback Dak Prescott to a critical thumb injury that left him needing surgical procedure.
It was beforehand reported that Prescott shall be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks of motion because of the setback. As Charean Williams famous for Pro Football Talk, Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy informed reporters that Prescott was going beneath the knife on Monday afternoon and that the workforce at the moment has no actual timetable for his return to the lineup. McCarthy additionally in contrast the scenario to one thing he skilled throughout his time with the Green Bay Packers.
“Definitely, it starts with the grip,” McCarthy defined. “In 1999, Brett Favre actually had three separate injuries to his hand, and I think later he had a pin in his thumb. So they’re all different and obviously with a hand and exactly where it is and obviously we’ll know once the surgery is completed and so forth. Yeah, so I don’t have a timeline. But you’re talking about his throwing hand, so …”
As issues stand at this time, unproven backup Cooper Rush is atop the Cowboys’ depth chart on the sport’s most necessary place, however Dallas has been linked in tales with San Francisco 49ers veteran Jimmy Garoppolo and Pittsburgh Steelers third-string option Mason Rudolph. It’s unclear if both of these groups would commerce with the Cowboys earlier than the Nov. 1 deadline for such offers.
Dallas subsequent hosts the 0-1 Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday.