Sunday acquired off to a rocky begin when the N.F.L. introduced it could delay this week’s recreation between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots due to persevering with points with the coronavirus. The choice led to a cascade of changes in the coming schedule, and is bound to be a frequent matter of dialog as groups alter on the fly.
As for the video games, there have been shocking outcomes, thrilling motion and a comeback by Alex Smith that nearly nobody predicted. However there was additionally a devastating damage in Arlington, Texas that seems to have ended Dak Prescott’s season.
Right here’s what we realized:
Dak Prescott’s record-setting season is nearly assuredly over. Prescott had scrambled for a 9-yard achieve within the third quarter of Sunday’s recreation towards the Giants when the Cowboys quarterback had his legs tangle beneath him as he was tackled. His proper foot appeared to spin round and the veteran sat on the sphere clenching his calf as medical workers ran to assist him. He was in tears as he was taken off the sphere on the again of a cart and was changed by Andy Dalton, who led the group to a slim 37-34 victory.
Prescott, who threw for at the least 450 yards in every of his three earlier video games — an N.F.L. first — set a document for essentially the most passing yards via the primary 4 video games of the season, with 1,690. The outburst of productiveness adopted an low season by which he failed to come back to phrases with Dallas on a long-term contract extension.
No official announcement has been made as to the severity of the damage, however the NFL Network reported that it’s a compound fracture close to the ankle and that Prescott will want instant surgical procedure. On high of an arduous restoration, the ramifications of the damage will doubtless have an effect on Prescott’s contract negotiations with Dallas this low season.