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Video Shows What Dak Prescott Did Before Taking Field vs. Redskins

A closeup of Dak Prescott in his Dallas Cowboys helmet.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys walks onto the field for pregame warm ups before taking on the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has had an up-and-down first half of the season - and almost had a big down today against the Washington Redskins.

Late in the first quarter, Prescott took a helmet-to-helmet hit that required he be taken to the medical tent.

Prescott went through concussion protocol, bu reportedly was cleared. He was in the blue medical tent for a couple of minutes, getting looked at by the Cowboys' medical staff and independent evaluators, before emerging. He didn't miss any plays.

However, as he was returning to the field, he apparently took some smelling salts.

If Prescott is using smelling salts then perhaps he isn't in flawless health right now. Cowboys reporter Jon Machota, though, says this is nothing new for Prescott. He does this early in games a lot. "Dak Prescott hitting the smelling salts before that last possession is nothing new. He does that often before he goes out to start a series early in the game," he tweeted.

The Cowboys have alternated wins and losses this season largely due to the inconsistent play of Prescott and his receiving corps.

Dallas and Washington are tied, 7-7. The game is on CBS.