The Dallas Cowboys announced Thursday that quarterback Dak Prescott won’t play in Week 1 of the 2017 season, the team announced.
Prescott had a procedure Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, which has caused a lot of concern since it was first diagnosed last November.
Prescott’s injury is not believed to be serious, according to a source informed of the decision.
Prescott underwent surgery and will miss the first four weeks of the season.
His injury could prevent the Cowboys from winning their first division title in six years.
Prescott has been the Cowboys’ starting quarterback for five of the last six seasons.
The Cowboys have won six of Prescott’s last eight games, including five in a row in the playoffs.
Prescott, who has not been a starter since 2011, missed the final five games of 2016 after suffering a torn right labrum.
He’s been rehabbing and rehabbing with a hip replacement, and the Cowboys will have to decide if he’s fully ready to play.
Prescott was a Heisman Trophy finalist as a sophomore in 2015.