Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott sustained a right-hand injury in the 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will miss some significant time.

But the window seems to be shorter than some were anticipating, as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that he believes Prescott could return within the next four games and that the Cowboys will not place him on injured reserve.

Prescott hasn’t fared well on the injury front over recent years, suffering a calf strain last year, also missing 11 games in 2020 after suffering a compound fracture and dislocation to his right ankle. Opinions on Prescott have been split between those who believe he’s underrated and those who think he’s quite the opposite, but there’s no question he’s one of the most important pieces to the Cowboys’ success and that the team struggles without him.

The Cowboys will begin what should be a relatively short era without Prescott as they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 18.