Compound ankle fracture and dislocation
Prescott, who was drafted by the Cowboys in 2016 in the fourth round, became eligible for a new contract in 2019 but played on a one-year contract last year while his representatives and the Cowboys couldn’t agree on a long-term deal.
He set career highs in 2019 — his 4,902 passing yards one yard short of Tony Romo’s single-season franchise record — and he reached 30 touchdown passes for the first time ever.
While playing on this one-year, $31.4 million franchise tag in 2020, the quarterback suffered a compound ankle fracture and dislocation which ended his season after five games.
Subsequently the Cowboys’ 2020 season nosedived, finishing 6-10 for the season with a rotating carousel of quarterbacks attempting to fill Prescott’s sizeable shoes.
However, with question marks beginning to surface about whether the 27-year-old Prescott might be on his way out of Dallas, the Cowboys tied him down to another four-years with the team.
Long-time Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant compared Prescott’s situation to another from his time with the team.
“Congrats & McDonald’s on you don’t ignore my dm, diet is important‼️”