Jason Garrett and Dak Prescott worked together as head coach and quarterback for four seasons, so it was tough for the former Cowboys coach to see his old pupil suffer such a severe injury last week.
Prescott’s season is finished after he dislocated and fractured his right ankle in Sunday’s win over the New York Giants. The fifth-year pro remains in good spirits as he begins his recovery.
Garrett, now the Giants’ offensive coordinator, was seen checking on Prescott before he was taken off the field on Sunday. Today, he addressed the media about his former quarterback, saying that he’s spoken with Prescott during the week.
“Obviously, very sad that he had the injury,” Garrett said, via Pro Football Talk. “One thing I know about him, he’s as tough as they come. His mentally tough; he’s physically tough. Surgery seemed to have gone well. Our communication over the last few days have been positive. It seems like he is in good spirits. Wish him nothing but the best. He’s a special guy.”
#Giants OC Jason Garrett on (his ex) #Cowboys Dak Prescott injury/recovery: “He’s as tough as they come, mentally and physically. Our communication over the last few days has been nothing but positive. He’s in good spirits.”
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) October 15, 2020
Together, Jason Garrett and Dak Prescott went 40-24 in the regular season and reached the playoffs twice. Prescott had not missed a start since beginning his rookie year as Dallas’ No. 1 QB in 2016.
With Prescott out, Andy Dalton will be the Cowboys’ starting quarterback. Rookie Ben DiNucci is the team’s backup, with newly-signed Garrett Gilbert occupying third-string.
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