While Dak Prescott was getting X-rays on his injured right hand, Ryan Switzer was returning a punt 83 yards for a touchdown. It prevented the Cowboys quarterback from missing a snap.

Asked if he thanked Switzer, Prescott said, “Well, he kind of gypped Coop [backup quarterback Cooper Rush]. Coop didn’t get his reps.”

Rush, a rookie, was warmed up and ready to enter a meaningful game for the first time in his career. But X-rays on Prescott were negative, and the timing of Switzer’s return allowed Prescott to get back on the field the next time the Cowboys had the ball.

“Cooper Rush would have gone into the ball game at that point, but we got the return,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “Dak was able to come back out. He felt good enough where he could grip the ball, and he was able to play the last series of the first half.