After their dreadful 19-3 defeat against
and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys suffered yet another severe setback for "America's Team."
Dak Prescott, the quarterback for the Cowboys, reportedly injured his thumb and departed the game early on Sunday night.
Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys, revealed to reporters after the game that Prescott had a fractured joint in his throwing hand.
Prescott would require surgery and be out for "a few weeks."
With just over five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Prescott left the game.
Even before the injury, Prescott had a difficult first game against his club on Sunday night. Final stats for Prescott were 14 of 29 for 134 yards and one interception.
The Cowboys will now have to play without Prescott and will rely on Cooper Rush as a backup.
Rush relieved Prescott and finished
7 of 13 for 64 yards.
Rush had one start in his five-year NFL career last year, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 20-16 while completing 30-of-47 passes for 422 yards and
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