On Sunday, Dak Prescott sustained a devastating season-ending injury to his right ankle after taking a hit from Giants safety, Logan Ryan.
Prescott got injured with 6:46 remaining in the third quarter. The Cowboys were leading the game by one point. He was then carted off the field and rushed to the hospital for surgery, where he had a compound fracture and dislocated ankle. Further, his recovery time is anywhere from four to six months.
Logan Ryan, the Giants safety who tackled Prescott, spoke to the media after Sunday’s game where the Cowboys squeaked by a win 37 to 34. Ryan said he was sick to his stomach following the injury.
Prescott and Ryan’s Contracts
Both Ryan and Prescott are signed to one-year contracts with their teams. Ryan, however, was unsigned for most of the offseason. Prescott was on a franchise tag for $31.4 million for the 2020 season, while hoping for a long-term contract with the Cowboys.
“I hope he comes back. I hope he gets $500 million,” Ryan said. “He deserves it. Honestly, that was the worst thing that happened today. I got a sick taste in my stomach for it. He was playing a hell of a game. It was a hell of a battle.”
Ryan also had a career postponing injury in 2018 when he broke his fibula. In his situation, Ryan came back as a stronger player with four interceptions, four-and-a-half sacks, four forced fumbles, and 18 pass breakups. Conversely, Ryan is confident in Prescott’s ability to do the same.
“I know he’s going to come back strong. He’s a hell of a player,” Ryan said.
Prescott, who is a two-time Pro Bowler, had a career-high last season while throwing for 4,902 yards. His 2020 NFL season ends with 151 attempts, 222 completions, and 1,856 passing yards in only five games.
The Cowboys record is 2-3, with Andy Dalton as Prescott’s temporary replacement.