Dak Prescott receives fine following Sunday's post-game comments
Dak Prescott was fined $25,000 on Thursday for comments the Dallas Cowboys and former Mississippi State quarterback made following Sunday’s wild-card loss to the 49ers, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported.
This news came after Prescott apologized about the comments, which were originally in reference to fans throwing trash on the field.
“I deeply regret the comments I made regarding the officials after the game on Sunday,” Prescott said. “I was caught up in the emotion of a disappointing loss and my words were uncalled for and unfair.”
Prescott didn’t appear to face backlash until the media clarified what might have happened — fans throwing trash at officials.
“Credit to them, then,” he said.
The final sequence of Sunday’s contest saw Prescott take an inadvertent bump from an official as he was trying to spot the ball during the game’s final 7 seconds following a 17-yard Prescott run. The play clock expired before Dallas could snap the ball.
The earlier part of his answer focused on fans’ frustration toward the players.
“No, I didn’t see that, it’s sad,” Prescott said. “You’re talking about men that come out every day of their lives and give everything to this sport. Give everything to this game of football. Nobody wants to succeed more than we want to succeed. I understand fans and fan is the word for fanatic, I get that. But to know everything we put into this day in and day out, trying our hardest. Nobody comes into the game wanting or expecting to lose. For people to act that way when you’re supposed to be a supporter and be with us through thick and thin, that’s tough.”