Herschel Walker paid his respects to Cowboy’s quarterback Dak Prescott after he was carted off the field yesterday following a gruesome lower-leg injury.
“Big Prayers to @dak… God is Good, Keep the Faith and keep your head up. #loveyoumybrother @dallascowboys.” the former Cowboys’ running back tweeted later on Sunday evening.
The injury to Prescott occurred midway through the third quarter. Dallas’ franchise quarterback sustained the injury while attempting to scramble out of the pocket to his left to avoid the Giants defense. However, his right leg got trapped under a defender’s body. Prescott was later diagnosed with a compound fracture and dislocated ankle.
Knowing the injury was likely severe, Prescott’s former coach, Jason Garrett, also went to check on him.
Prescott later left the field in tears on the trainer’s cart. While on his way to the locker room, he held up his fist as fans cheered for him.
Players, former players pay their respects
In addition to Herschel Walker, many other players and former players shared their sentiments with the star quarterback. Several of them were former Cowboys.
Troy Aikman played 12 consecutive seasons as the starting quarterback for the Cowboys. While on the team, he led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories. He also shared his sorrow for Prescott on Twitter.
“Devastated for @dak – one of the truly great people in the NFL.”
Former Cowboys’ cornerback Deion Sanders also shared his message to Prescott.
“Praying for you @dak. You have overcome all adversity to get this far and u will overcome this as well becasue you’re a Conqueror! #truth #CoachPrime”
Cowboys’ great, and the all-time leading rusher in NFL history, Emmitt Smith, also took to social media to react. He told Prescott: “Praying 4 you bro!!! Love u man.”
The defending champ and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes also tweeted “Big time Prayers up man @dak !!!!”
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson also tweeted after his Sunday night victory over the Vikings.
“Wish I got to say something before our game but… heartbroken for you @dak. Keep believing.”
Prescott’s brother Tad shared a picture of them at the hospital prior to the quarterback’s surgery.
Prescott threw for a career-best 502 yards against the Browns, and 1,424 yards and eight touchdowns over the last three games. He’ll soon set his sights on what stands to be a long road to recovery. According to reports, Prescott underwent successful surgery later on Sunday night.
The Cowboys will likely place Prescott on injured reserve while they turn to Andy Dalton under center for the rest of the year. Furthermore, Prescott doesn’t currently have a contract with Dallas for beyond the 2020 season.