Dak Prescott To Miss Significant Time
By Alex Al-Kazzaz
Dallas losing 19-3 to Tampa is not an "it's just ONE game" situation. No, this is serious. Coming into the game, the offensive line was already badly banged up. Immediately, guard Connor McGovern suffered an injury right out of the blue. It turned out he suffered a high ankle sprain. Late in the game, Dak Prescott suffered an injury to his hand and he did not return to the game.
After the game, Jerry Jones told reporters that Prescott would need surgery on his right thumb. ESPN has reported that Prescott is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, meaning he's going on injured reserve. Cooper Rush will start in Prescott's place. Will Grier is on the practice squad, and he'll likely be promoted to the main roster to serve as Rush's backup. Prescott could make his return on Thanksgiving Day. Who knows where the team will be by then? Will it even be worth Prescott taking snaps again?
The Cowboys offense is an absolute mess. It's not going to be pleasant moving forward. Quite frankly, there's likely no hope unless Rush miraculously finds a way to lead the offense. But with a very thin wide receiving corps and a weak and untrustworthy offensive line, chances are highly minimal at best, or there's simply no chance at all. Furthermore, an untrustworthy offensive coordinator only makes the situation more delicate.
The defense looks good, but a team with defense but no offense? Positive results will not emerge.