Injury update on Joe Looney is rough news for Dak Prescott, Cowboys

Joe Looney has big shoes to fill with the Cowboys. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Joe Looney has big shoes to fill with the Cowboys. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys have been given some more rough news, as starting center Joe Looney will miss multiple weeks with a knee injury. 

Following their Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Dallas Cowboys find themselves at 1-3 and frustration continues to grow for America’s Team. With Mike McCarthy in charge, everyone assumed Dak Prescott and Co. would be able to go on a deep postseason run.

Now, things are looking grim for the Cowboys, and the latest injury update on starting center Joe Looney is only going to make things even more of a mess for Prescott and the rest of the Dallas offense.

Joe Looney missing multiple weeks for the Cowboys is the last thing Dak Prescott needs

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, Looney suffered a sprained MCL in the loss to the Browns and will now miss at least the next two games. Whenever you lose a player to injury, it’s obviously a blow, but Dallas really can’t afford more shuffling on the offensive line right now, especially with the team desperate to win games.

For the sake of continuity for Prescott, the health of the offensive line must be a top priority, especially with star tackle Tyron Smith also missing multiple games already. In Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, Prescott played out of his mind, throwing for 502 yards and four touchdowns. Somehow, that still wasn’t enough for the Cowboys to overcome their deficit to beat Cleveland.

With Looney now out for the next 2-3 weeks, Prescott will now be taking snaps from rookie Tyler Biadasz, a former fourth-round pick. Yup, that’s not ideal for McCarthy and his offense. We’ll see how Biadasz will be able to fill in, but there’s no question Dallas will need Looney back to full health as soon as possible.

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