Dak Prescott should be ashamed of himself – and not because of the errors in judgment that squandered the final seconds off the clock in the wild-card playoff loss that ended the season for the NFL’s biggest tease, the Dallas Cowboys.
No, the Cowboys quarterback ought to check himself for suggesting that frustrated fans at Jerry World were in the right for dangerously hurling trash at the officials who called it like they saw it.
“Credit to them,” Prescott said during his postgame news conference.
Credit to them?
Quick, somebody unleash the slime. That is seriously crossing the line, Dak.
Sure, Prescott, like the fans, had to be plenty frustrated that he didn’t get a chance to run off a final play for a last-gasp heave to the end zone that might have capped a comeback to beat the 49ers. Precious time – what, maybe one second or fractions of a second? – was lost as umpire Ramon George properly spotted the ball.
But for one of the NFL’s marquee headliners, a man who has almost always presented himself as a class act, to suddenly condone violence was so tacky.
One of the reporters in the room, perhaps finding it hard to believe the initial response, asked Prescott for a clarification, he doubled down.
“If the fans felt the same way as us and that’s what they were doing it for, yeah, I’m guessing that’s why the refs took off and got out of there so fast,” Prescott clarified.
“Yeah, I think everybody is upset with the way that this thing played out. I’m sure a fan would feel the same way that we do.”
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In his postgame interview, Dak Prescott did not hide his frustration toward the officiating crew.
Whining about the officials – and there was plenty of that from Prescott, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy and I’m sure, so many of the…