Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome ankle injury and had to be carted off the field

  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a brutal ankle injury against the New York Giants on Sunday.
  • Prescott had to be carted off the field while still clearly in pain but raised a fist to the home crowd as they cheered him on with well-wishes.
  • Prescott's injury comes in the midst of what had been a stellar statistical season and puts what was about to be a lucrative contract extension from the Cowboys in jeopardy.
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome ankle injury after an awkward fall against the New York Giants on Sunday.

With the Cowboys in Giants territory and looking to add to a 24-23 lead in the third quarter, Prescott tucked the ball and ran, hoping for a first down. He was met by Giants defensive back Logan Ryan, who took down Prescott just shy of the first-down marker.

As Prescott went to the ground, his ankle took a bad turn, and he was left on the field in pain as the play ended.

WARNING: Some may find the following video disturbing.

Prescott was in tears as he was carted off of the field, but raised a fist to show the home fans that he was still with them. They cheered.

The Cowboys later announced that Prescott had suffered an ankle injury and was taken to a local hospital. 

It's a heartbreaking turn of events for Prescott, who was in the midst of a career year statistically and playing for what was likely going to be one of the largest contract extensions in NFL history.

Now, Prescott's big payday is at risk of disappearing, depending on the severity of his injury.

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