It couldn't have been a worse start to the season for the Dallas Cowboys, who lost 19-3 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dak Prescott suffered a thumb injury in his right hand.
According to team owner Jerry Jones, Dak will need surgery to repair the finger injury, which he said is a fracture, so he will be out "several weeks."
Dak left the field after taking a hit from Shaq Barrett during a pass attempt on a night when he was constantly pressured by the Buccaneers defense.
"Injuries happen, it's very disappointing, and it will take me a few weeks to get back. But I'll do what I always do in unfortunate situations, I'll work as hard as I can to get back," Prescott said in a post-game conference.
For the first time since 2001, the Cowboys were held scoreless in an opener. Dak finished with 14 pass completions out of 29 attempts for 134 yards.
The last time Dallas scored fewer than 6 points in an opener was on September 10, 1989, a 28-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the first game of the Jerry Jones era as owner and Troy Aikman's debut as QB.