Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott gave an update on his long road to recovery after undergoing successful surgery on his right ankle.

Prescott will miss the rest of the 2020 season after suffering a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle against the New York Giants in Week 5 (via Cowboys' official Twitter page).

Dak Prescott becomes a free agent once the 2020 season ends. He was playing this season on the franchise tag after the Cowboys didn't give him the long-term deal he was looking for.

Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will start for the Cowboys for the rest of the season. The veteran helped the team defeat the Giants after Prescott got hurt and had to be carted off the field.

It's a shame Prescott suffered this serious injury. He was playing some of the best football of his career this season. The two-time Pro Bowler finishes the 2020 season with 1,856 passing yards and nine touchdowns for the Cowboys. He was completing 68.0 percent of his passes as well.

Dallas is 2-3 on the season and atop the NFC East standings. They will look to improve to 3-3 in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals at home.

Since getting drafted by the Cowboys in 2016, Prescott has thrown for 17,634 yards and 106 touchdowns. Dallas is 42-27 when Prescott starts, so the team will certainly miss his presence under center.

However, this is why the Cowboys signed Dalton in free agency.