Dak Prescott issues statement, provides context on weekend get-together
Former Mississippi State star QB Dak Prescott caught some heat over the weekend for what appeared to be a large party at his house.
He was criticized by SEC Network analyst Marcus Spears and others. On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys exec Stephen Jones said he thinks Prescott has learned from this incident.
Also on Tuesday, Prescott commented on the party, saying there weren’t as many people there as were reported by TMZ. But, he added, he understands the need for social distancing at a time like this (via ESPN):
“I understand and accept that there are additional responsibilities and media scrutiny that come with being an NFL quarterback, but it is very frustrating and disappointing when people provide completely inaccurate information from anonymous sources, especially now,” he said in the statement. “To set the record straight — I know that we all need to do our best to socially distance and like everyone else, I am continuing to adjust to what that requires, but the truth is that I was with fewer than 10 people for a home dinner — not a party — on Friday night.
“I am very sensitive to the challenges we are all facing and making sure to support the first responders and medical personnel and everyone else putting in long hours. We are all at a time when we need to keep educating ourselves about the importance of health and isolation during this pandemic and I will continue to make sure to do my part by following the guidelines until we are approved to start returning to normal activities.”
Prescott and the Cowboys are also dealing with some contract negotiations at the moment. Prescott has been franchise tagged by the team, but he has yet to sign the deal.
We’ll see what comes of that situation moving forward.