Cowboys QB Dak Prescott suffers awful-looking ankle injury, is carted off

The Dallas Cowboys season already was going poorly, and then Dak Prescott went down with what clearly seemed like a major injury.

Prescott was running against the New York Giants when he was dragged down from the side by Giants cornerback Logan Ryan. His leg was pinned underneath him awkwardly as Ryan wrestled him down, and as he sat on the ground after the tackle the television audience got a clear look at his right ankle bent in a way it shouldn’t bend.

Players and coaches gathered around Prescott as he sat on the turf, clearly distraught over the graphic injury. Jason Garrett, Prescott’s former coach with the Dallas Cowboys and now offensive coordinator with the New York Giants, came out too. The medical staff put an air cast on Prescott’s right leg. Prescott was crying as he was taken off on the cart. Prescott was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation, according to multiple reports.

Andy Dalton took over as the Cowboys’ quarterback, a job he will take over for the rest of the year if Prescott’s injury is even close to as bad as it looked.

Prescott wanted a long-term deal for the Cowboys but he and the team couldn’t agree on how much it should be for, and Prescott decided to play on a one-year franchise tag. The risk in playing on the franchise tag is injury, and unfortunately Prescott suffered a serious one on Sunday.

The Cowboys were 1-3 coming into Week 5. They had Super Bowl dreams coming into the season with a star-filled offense, but Prescott’s injury puts a big damper on all their hopes for the season.

WARNING: The following images shown on the Fox broadcast that show Prescott’s injury are graphic and not for the squeamish:

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