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Cowboys' Dak Prescott Has Surgery for Ankle Fracture and Dislocation

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott underwent successful ankle surgery on Sunday night, the team announced Monday.

Prescott was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Giants after suffering a gruesome-looking ankle injury midway through the third quarter.

The Cowboys later announced that Prescott had been transported to a local hospital and he suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. He is expected to leave the hospital on Monday.

Prescott suffered the injury as he scrambled to his left and was dragged down from the side by Giants defensive back Logan Ryan. His right foot appeared to get caught underneath Ryan's leg as the two went to the ground, and Prescott immediately grabbed for his ankle while sitting up on the ground.

Prescott was replaced by backup quarterback Andy Dalton. The drive ended on a touchdown run by Ezekiel Elliott that increased the Cowboys' lead to 31-23.

At the time of the injury, Prescott was 14-for-21 for 166 yards and an interception. He also had an 11-yard touchdown reception just before the end of the second quarter.

In a statement on Prescott's injury Sunday night, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, "He is an inspiration to everyone he touches. He has all of our love and support. And we have no doubt that he will return to the position of leadership and purpose that he brings to our team."

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