Dallas Cowboys All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliot lost his quarterback today, and he’s not happy about it.
In spite of the Cowboys beating the New York Giants 37-34, with America’s Team coming back from a 17-3 deficit, all anyone could talk about was Dak Prescott’s injury.
Elliot was very direct and upfront about his feelings on the injury and the potential of Prescott being out of action for an extended period of time.
“It sucks. It sucks. I know we won. It sucks to lose Dak our leader. I was just talking to the guys, it’s going to take all of us,” Elliot said, via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.
He is absolutely right about the last part. Assuming Prescott is out for an extended period of time, which it is looking more and more likely that it will be the case, the rest of the offense is going to have to rally around backup Andy Dalton and do everything they can to keep the team on their feet. Elliot will be the most important part of that process, with the Cowboys presumably planning on leaning on the running game more without Prescott’s arm on the ready.
Prescott went down on a scramble in which he was pulled down awkwardly on his ankle. The latest update has the fifth-year Pro Bowler expected to undergo surgery on his right ankle, which would indicate a serious injury.
While no timetable has been announced by the Cowboys, a surgery would indicate an extended absence, more than likely the rest of the season. Updates will be forthcoming as they become available.