Dak Prescott Leaving the Field after Injury--Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports
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Quarterbacks have not been immune to the rash of injuries plaguing the NFL this season. Several teams have had to change their plans and schemes to accommodate losing their top guy for a week or more.

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in recent memory last week against the New York Giants. He underwent successful surgery and returned to the facility today, per Jon Machota. Prescott will miss the remainder of the season and Dallas will lean on Andy Dalton at quarterback.

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  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield expects to play this week against the Steelers. Mayfield left no doubt about his status when asked if he would play this week, stating, “Oh yeah. Mama didn’t raise no wuss.” per Adam Schefter.
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  • San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is back to full practice this week. Garoppolo was benched during the 49ers’ loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. Coach Kyle Shannahan pulled Garoppolo to “protect” his ankle, he told Lindsay Czarniak. The 49ers hope Jimmy can put his disappointing return behind him against the L.A. Rams on Sunday night.

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