Cowboys QB Dak Prescott carted off field after gruesome ankle injury

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott holds up his fist as he's carted off the field.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott holds up his fist as he’s carted off the field after sustaining a major ankle injury against the Giants on Sunday.
(Michael Ainsworth / Associated Press)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sustained a gruesome injury to his right ankle in the third quarter of a 37-34 win over the New York Giants on Sunday.

Prescott was injured at the end of a nine-yard run when he was tackled by New York defensive back Logan Ryan. His right foot was bent at an awkward angle as Prescott grabbed at his leg in obvious pain.

The lower right leg was placed in a cast before Prescott was loaded on a cart. He covered his face with a towel at times before pulling it away to show the emotion on his face as most of his teammates and several members of the Giants, including Ryan, reached out as well.


The team said Prescott had a fracture dislocation of the right ankle and was taken to a hospital, where surgery was planned later in the day.

Prescott was playing the Giants in the first visit of his former coach, Jason Garrett, now New York’s offensive coordinator.

Not long before the injury, Prescott had his first career touchdown catch from receiver Cedrick Wilson, who took a reverse pitch from running back Ezekiel Elliott.