Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a calf injury during his team’s 35-29 overtime victory against the New England Patriots on Sunday. As a result, the 28-year-old QB had to undergo an MRI scan on Monday.
“Life keeps throwing punches, and I’m going to keep throwing them back,” an optimistic Prescott declared following his team’s resounding victory. He also confirmed to the press that the walking boot that he was wearing was simply a precautionary measure until further information on the injury could be determined.
Prescott landed in an awkward position after making a 35-yard throw. He immediately ran to the sideline afterward.
While Prescott insisted that he would have managed to continue the game had his team not been in the lead, the quarterback decided to play it safe, particularly after his injury history. Last October, Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle.
Prior to his injury, Prescott delivered an impactful performance against the Patriots, completing 36 of 51 passes for 445 yards. He also contributed to three touchdowns.
The Cowboys have enjoyed a strong start to the season, with their only defeat this far coming against the Tampa Bay Buccanneers.