Dak Prescott injures calf in Dallas Cowboys' overtime win, expects to 'be fine' though MRI is scheduled

Dak Prescott describes his injury to his right calf during the last play of the game. (1:05).
FOXBORO (Mass.) On Monday, Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback will have an MRI for a right calf injury he sustained on his game-winning touchdown pass from CeeDee Lamb in overtime to beat the New England Patriots.

Prescott said, "Life keeps throwing me punches and I'm going back to throw them back." He was wearing a walking shoe after Sunday's win of 35-29. It's part of the game. It's part and parcel of the game. It's part of the physical game that we play. I will be fine. I have a lot confidence in myself and the medical team. I feel good. This [the boot] is just a precaution. It doesn't hurt so much if you win the game.

Prescott stated that he was "come down funny" after his 35-yard throw while running to the Cowboys sideline. Prescott stated that he would have been able to continue playing if the Cowboys had not scored.

He said, "It was a small pain, but it was not too bad. I'd have been able to go on," he added. "I believe the adrenaline would have been up, and probably not felt it at all at that moment. However, I believe that the adrenaline is released after you relax, and it's like "Oh, well. There it is."

Prescott isn't more worried about his right calf injury after sustaining a dislocation and compound fracture to his right ankle in October. The Cowboys will be heading into their bye week, and players will likely have the whole week off.

According to a source, this injury is not the same as the calf strain that wide receiver Michael Gallup sustained in the season opener. Gallup has not been active since.

"I'll be fine. Prescott stated, "I can promise you that." "A great timing for the bye week. But, as I said, you can still have fun with it this weekend."

Prescott had a great time against the Patriots on Sunday. Prescott completed 36 of 51 passes, 445 yards. He also had three touchdowns, two to Lamb and one interception.

His 445 passing yards is the most by any Patriots-coached team. In addition to the postseason, Hall of Famer Kurt Warner (401), Peyton Manning (405), and Warren Moon (399) had more passing yards against Belichick than Prescott.

Prescott stated, "Honestly, I didn’t know that I threw for so much until [Ezekiel Elliot] told me in my locker room." It's not just about me. It's about the entire team. It's all about how much practice you put into it. It's all about how we practice it, and how we build our teams. It's not that I'm a product of stats, but it's also the unselfishness. It begins at the top with communication about how we protect and those guys being open. They make my job easier."

Prescott was indispensable to the Cowboys. They were both penalized 12 times for 115 yard, which was a season record. Prescott threw an interception and lost a fumble, making them just 2-of-5 in red zone. New England's offense scored only eight touchdowns in its first five games. The defense allowed four touchdowns.

Mike McCarthy, coach, said that he couldn't praise Dak Prescott enough. He was impressed by the way the ball was distributed and the calmness and confidence he displayed in his pocket. I thought the pass protection was great, but we knew it was going to be a fight. This was going to be a difficult challenge, so I think that these wins could pay off for us.

With 2:05 remaining in regulation, the team was trailing 29-26. Prescott directed a nine play, 40-yard drive. This included a Cedrick Wilson fourth-down throw and a Lamb 24-yard gain on thirdand-25. This set up Greg Zuerlein’s tie-breaking field goal with 20 seconds left.

Prescott completed five passes for 71 yards in overtime. Lamb broke free from Jalen mills to score the longest game-ending score of Lamb's career.

Lamb had nine catches for 149 yards. "[Mills] was behind me, and when I turned around I found myself surprised. I just walked in. It was honestly the most amazing feeling I have ever had.

As they enter their off week, the Cowboys (5-1) have a three game lead in NFC East. They did not win their fifth game last season until Week 15. They lost to the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers needed a last-minute field goal to win the 32-29 victory.

The undefeated Arizona Cardinals are the only team in the NFL with a better record.

Prescott stated, "We know that we are for real," and "we believe we are for real."