The lasting memory from the Dallas Cowboys 35-29 overtime win over the New England Patriots will undoubtedly be the game-winning pass from Dak Prescott to CeeDee Lamb. The 35-yard touchdown sent the Cowboys into their bye week with a 5-1 record. They may be fortunate they are going into a bye given this little tidbit from the end of the game.
On that final pass play, Prescott tweaked his calf muscle.
Dak Prescott on his right calf injury: “It was a little pain. Didn’t like what I felt. I could’ve kept playing if I had to. I’ll be fine.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 18, 2021
Prescott went on to say that he could have kept playing in the game if had to and that it won’t keep him out. Of course, we’ll have to wait for further confirmation on that, but it’s good there is a bye week just in case it is something that lingers a bit.
The team’s medical staff will further evaluate the quarterback’s injury Monday, but the Cowboys have a bye next weekend.
“Something we’ll figure out,” Prescott said. “The last throw. Came down funny. I’ll be fine. I promise you that.”
The Cowboys also lost Tyron Smith for a brief time in the game from what appeared to be a lower leg/ankle injury. Fortunately, Smith was able to return to the game and finish it out.