Cowboys star Dak Prescott goes full Aaron Rodgers with message on his calf injury
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a right calf injury at the end of the 35-29 overtime victory against the New England Patriots, but he’s telling everybody to relax and that he should be fine for the Cowboys’ next game after their bye week.
The injury happened on Prescott’s game-winning touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime. The Cowboys quarterback said he could have played a few more snaps if necessary. While he was in a walking boot after the game, he’s confident in his ability to be back on the field for Week 8 after the Week 7 bye, which is clearly coming at the perfect time.
Here’s NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport with his his report on Prescott:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2021
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The Cowboys moved to 5-1 behind Prescott’s heroics against New England. The quarterback hasn’t missed a beat this season after missing much of the 2020 campaign with a brutal ankle injury and then getting hurt in training camp.
Sunday, Prescott threw for 445 yards and three touchdowns to one interception. On the season, the Cowboys star has thrown for 1,813 yards and 16 touchdowns while tossing just four interceptions. He’s also completing over 73% of his passes while boasting an impressive mark of 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
With Prescott playing at the top of his game, Dallas has the top-ranked offense in terms of yards with 460.8 per game and is No. 2 in scoring with 34.2 per game, just behind the Buffalo Bills and their 34.4 points per game. As long as Prescott is healthy, this team is looking like a contender, even with a defense that remains a bit shoddy.
Based on Prescott’s own words, he’ll be back against the Minnesota Vikings for Week 8. At this point, there’s no reason not to believe him, but this situation is obviously one to monitor.