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Dak Prescott takes hard sideline shot to head, but is cleared after concussion scare

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is helping formulate the team’s social justice program they hope will be a model for the NFL. AP Photo

Yikes! That was scary.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott underwent tests for a concussion on the sideline after taking a hard shot to the helmet in the first half against the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon.

Prescott was evaluated in the blue pop-up tent and was cleared. He returned to the field for the Cowboys’ next possession. Cooper Rush is Prescott’s backup, but Mike White isn’t active. Receiver Cole Beasley would probably be the emergency third quarterback if Dallas was forced into needing him.



Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who was doing the game broadcast for CBS, remarked immediately when Prescott was hit: “That’s a concussion.”

It’s been a rough first half for Prescott. He appeared to be limping after tweaking an ankle on Dallas’ first possession. And trainers were also examining his left hand.

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