Why Dallas Cowboys remain confident they can sign Dak Prescott at the right number

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott decided to open up and speak about the passing of his older brother Jace for the first time. In a video conference call with the media Wednesday, Dak revealed just how vital Jace was to the Prescott family.

“He meant a lot to my family, meant a lot to me, he’s part of the reason I am a quarterback,” Prescott said. “When I was a little kid, he’s the reason that I first started throwing the football.”

Jace Prescott passed away unexpectedly at the age of 31 this past April, but his cause of death has not been publicly released.

“It’s been a tough year. It’s been a tough year for me personally, it’s been a tough year for my family, it’s been a tough year for this country and this world, obviously, it’s all been tough” the QB added. Prescott and the Cowboys have been entangled in difficult contract negotiations for the better part of a year. The two sides were unable to agree on a long term contract, so the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on him. Dak’s other brother, Tad, publicly scrutinized the Cowboys for the decision, going as far as to say that he now understands why he was not a Cowboys fan when he was growing up.

Despite all of the turmoil he and his family have gone through this year, Dak is still benevolent. Prescott has pledged to donate over $1 million to “improve police training and address systemic racism through education and advocacy in our country.”

“I’m here for the people to help create a better culture within our law enforcement so we can gain that trust,” said Dak.

The Cowboys have started training camp, and the 2020 NFL season is expected to begin on Sunday, September 13.