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QB Dak Prescott has ankle surgery before Cowboys-Cardinals MNF game

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is assisted by first responders and team medical staff onto a cart after suffering a leg injury running the ball against the New York Giants in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sustained a gruesome injury to his right ankle in the third quarter Sunday against the New York Giants and was carted off the field.

It was later announced that he had been taken to the hospital with an injured right ankle. The Cowboys said Monday that Prescott had successful surgery for a dislocation and compound fracture of the ankle.

The Arizona Cardinals will be facing Dallas Oct. 19 on Monday Night Football, and the Cowboys are expected to start Andy Dalton in Prescott’s place.

Prescott was injured at the end of a 9-yard run when he was tackled by New York defensive back Logan Ryan. His right foot was bent at an awkward angle as Prescott grabbed at his leg in obvious pain.

The lower right leg was placed in a cast before Prescott was loaded on a cart.

He covered his face with a towel at times before pulling it away to show the emotion on his face as most of his teammates and several members of the Giants, including Ryan, reached out as well.

Not long before the injury, Prescott had his first career touchdown catch on a pass from receiver Cedrick Wilson, who took a reverse pitch from running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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