What happened to Dak Prescott is awful, but Jerry Jones shouldn’t be blamed This time, the Cowboys owner doesn’t deserve the criticism

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The real-time reaction Sunday to the gruesome, season-ending ankle injury suffered by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was as palpable as it was predictable. From the moment Prescott’s right ankle snapped while he was being tackled in the third quarter of the Cowboys’ 37-34 victory over the New York Giants, many NFL fans took to social media to blast team owner and general manager Jerry Jones for not doing right by the star passer.

They explained that Prescott, 27, does not have the security of a multiyear contract because he’s playing this season under the franchise tag, putting his future financial security at risk. They reminded us that athletes, particularly those who toil in the most dangerous workplace in team sports, risk suffering career-ending injuries on every play. Without a doubt, all of that is true.

Although the expectation is that Prescott will make a full recovery from the injuries (a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle) that doctors have told The Undefeated have sidelined athletes, in some cases, for more than six months, the reality is no one knows for sure what’s ahead for Prescott on the long, hard path he must travel. And…


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