Dak Prescott survives injury scare in first half vs. Redskins

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott didn’t miss any game action after going to the locker room with an apparent hand injury Thursday night at AT&T Stadium.

On a 3rd-and-1 at the Washington 10-yard line in the second quarter, Prescott took a hit while pitching the ball to running back Rod Smith on an option play.

Redskins linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons' helmet made contact with Prescott’s throwing hand on the play with just under nine minutes to play in the first half.

Prescott went to the locker room, but returned to the sideline a short time later and threw passes with backup quarterback Cooper Rush. According to the TV broadcast, X-rays on the hand came back negative.

The second-year QB got an extended respite thanks to Ryan Switzer’s 83-yard punt return touchdown with 3:46 to play. Prescott returned to the field for the Cowboys’ final drive of the half, completing two passes and heaving a more-than-50-yard incompletion on the final play.

He was back on the field to start the third quarter as well. Rush is the only other quarterback on the Cowboys' active roster.

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