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    REPORT: Dak Prescott Out 6-8 Weeks w/ Hand Injury, Surgery Today

    Dak Prescott is having surgery today on his right thumb, which was fractured during last night's loss to the . The now expect to be without their starting quarterback for 6-8 weeks, moving into the driver's seat on .

    Prescott left midway through the 4th quarter of Dallas' embarrassing offensive performance. The Cowboys could do little to move the ball or pick up first downs against the Bucs defense, stifled by the lack of WR talent, pass protection issues, , and some poor play from Dak even before the .

    One of those protection breakdowns allow Tampa's Shaq Barrett to get a shot on Prescott, and that's when a far greater disaster occurred.

    If the current recovery timetable is accurate, Dak would be out at least through the Week 7 game against the . The Cowboys then host the Bears in Week 8, have their bye in Week 9, and head up to Green Bay for Week 10.

    At the very least, we know Prescott will miss the first meetings with the Commanders, Eagles, and Giants this season. He'll also be out for some tough non-divisional matchups against the Bengals and Rams.

    Dallas will now turn to Cooper Rush what should be his most extended playing time in the NFL. Rush has little regular-season experience outside of last year's game against the Vikings, where he stunned the football world with a strong showing and helped engineer a game-winning drive and touchdown throw to .

    is also lurking around on the . After a competition between the two for the backup job this season, one has to wonder how quickly Dallas might put Grier in a game if Rush is struggling.

    But really, given the other offensive issues we saw last night, can any Cowboys quarterback succeed this season?

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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    Lawrence C. Baker

    This team, the Offensive Coordinator, the Head Coach, and the so called General Manager is all about as messed up as you’re likely to find in the entire sports world!!! Until Jerry and Stephen Jones get their heads out of their asses, this team will always be league laughing stocks FOREVER!!!

    VAM

    Been commenting here for at least two years, my negative opinion on DP. Yesterday’s debacle of a game, with his pitiful performance, just solidifies this opinion. Been a Cowboy fan since 1966, so my opinion comes with seeing a lot of NFL football. So, I am not taken in by this sport MSM hype machine that revolving around the Cowboys every year. Jerry Jones and sport MSM do a great job at promoting this team and somehow gets a lot of fans “expectations” raised to a high level, only to be crushed every year for the last 26 years, going on 27 years. And DP has to be the most hyped-up AVERAGE QB in the league.

    Remember a couple years ago taken some flak from DP lovers for my opinion THEN. “PAY THE MAN”, “PAY THE MAN”!!! was echoed by many in sport MSM. Well, they not only PAID the man, they OVERPAID the man and now Cowboy fans are left with an above average, NOW INJURY PRONE QB, who obviously is NOT GETTING BETTER, but only MUCH RICHER. FO refused to bring in any real competition for years. Horrible non move. Even the great HOF QB Joe Montana (4 wins in 4 Super Bowls) had competition brought in behind him in the form of Steve Young, who ultimately replaced him. So, when will this FO finally wake up to the fact this guy is very replaceable? You made a bad investment, but time to cut bait.

    On the positive side they do have a very good player in MP, who I lobbied for in the draft, and seems to be a stud.

    Now they will most likely turn to Cooper Rush, who may not be any worse than what we saw yesterday at the QB position.

    lonewolfz28

    Heck, bring back DiNucci. At least he looked decisive, whether it was throwing or taking off and running. He was the only one in the preseason games that looked like he belonged.

    All you get from Dak and Rush is, “I think he’s open, but am I sure he’s open or going to be open by the time I get the ball to him. Maybe I should run. No, I should throw it. O.k. Maybe he’s open enough. I’ll just throw it high, just in case.”

    Lynn Gaddy

    Just a thought…i thought referees and announcers were to be unbiased. Neither called or brought attention to the pass interference against the bucs and all through the game, the continuing behind the back shirt pulls, 3 in one play, that definitely had a negative result in the game. I know Dallas is struggling but it doesn’t help when the refs don’t do their job and the announcers don’t “talk it up”, to bring attention to what is really going on in the game!