What you need to know about Dak Prescott’s injury: Barnwell answers eight big questions

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On Sunday, a Dallas Cowboys team that was seemingly going through a nightmare season saw its worst fears realized. In the third quarter, Pro Bowl quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome ankle injury. If you were watching the play, you’re not going to forget what you saw for a long time. If you didn’t see the play, consider yourself lucky. Injuries are part of football, and they don’t discriminate against good or bad people or between stars and ordinary players, but it was difficult not to be overwhelmed as a crying Prescott was carted off the field.

The Cowboys put in backup Andy Dalton, who led a late drive to set up the game-winning field goal and a 37-34 win over the Giants. The 2-3 Cowboys are now in first place atop the putrid NFC East, but what happens next could go many different ways. Let’s reset the scene and establish everything you need to know after Prescott’s heartbreaking injury:

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Could this be a career-threatening injury?
Should Prescott have taken Dallas’ offer?
Is Andy Dalton actually any good?
Can the Cowboys still win the NFC East?
Should the Cowboys try to get another QB?
What happens if they

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