Dak Prescott Issues a Groveling Apology After Praising Fans for Throwing Trash at Referees

Prescott was suspended for one game after he went on a tirade against poor sportsmanship during the Dallas Cowboys’ loss to Washington.

Dak Prescott issues a groveling apology after praising fans for throwing trash at referees. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback was caught on camera saying, “I’m in the wrong.” Read more in detail here: dak prescott height.

Dak Prescott Issues a Groveling Apology After Praising Fans for Throwing Trash at Referees

After the devastating conclusion to the Dallas Cowboys’ season, Dak Prescott was understandably unhappy. That doesn’t justify him from applauding supporters who threw garbage at officials as they exited the field. The Cowboys quarterback (or his PR crew) recognized it was a terrible look two days later and delivered a groveling apology.

After the contentious finish, Dal Prescott had some strong words for the referee.

When the umpire on referee Alex Kemp’s crew failed to locate the ball after a quarterback sneak with no timeouts, the clock reached zero on the team’s last drive. The game was won by the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17.

As the players and officials ran off the field at Jerry Jones’ AT&T Stadium, angry Dallas Cowboys fans sitting near the exit tunnel hurled trash onto the field and at the participants running off.

It was a shabby, reckless gesture by a fan base that prides itself on being among the greatest in all of pro sports, not just football.

At his postgame news conference after the game, Prescott took to the microphone and began criticizing his team’s supporters. At first, he assumed they were hurling garbage at his colleagues.

The franchise quarterback described the scenario as “sad,” but hailed his colleagues as “guys that come out every day of their life and give all they have to this sport.” Prescott referred to the supporters as “fanatics” and said that disrespecting professionals who work so hard is “difficult.”

“I believe they were aiming at the refs,” a reporter later told Prescott.

That’s when the hypocrite quarterback decided to alter his tune.

Prescott joked, “Credit to them then.” “They deserve credit.”

Two days after the game, Prescott hastily pulled back his remarks.

I apologise profusely for my remarks towards the officials after the game on Sunday.

I was overcome by the disappointment of a defeat, and my remarks were uncalled for and unjust.

— Dak Prescott (@dak) January 19, 2022

After the game, Dak Prescott’s nasty and reckless reaction to supporters tossing dangerously and disrespectfully at the officiating crew occurred at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday night.

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback eventually made public statements almost precisely 48 hours later, professing contrition for his words on Sunday.

Prescott apologized on Twitter at 7:47 p.m. EST on Tuesday:

I apologise profusely for my remarks towards the officials after the game on Sunday.

I was overcome by the disappointment of a defeat, and my remarks were uncalled for and unjust.

via Twitter’s @dak

Overall, it was a strong, unambiguous apology that reflected highly on Prescott. However, the fact that he took 24 hours to apologize or even make the statements in the first place is troubling.

The whole event confirms what many NFL fans already believe about the Dallas Cowboys. The general consensus is that the whole company is arrogant, entitled, and soft, from ownership down to the supporters.

Prescott’s postgame remarks and delay in apologizing don’t alter the narrative, particularly because the referee wasn’t at fault in the first place.

The Cowboys’ season came to an end in a shambles, but it wasn’t because of the officials.

Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, who issued an apology to referees Tuesday, warms up prior to a game against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, who issued an apology to referees Tuesday, warms up prior to a game against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Dak Prescott | Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Tom Pennington .

Could Ramon George, the umpire, have seen the ball sooner? Probably.

Was running a QB draw with 14 seconds left in the game and no timeouts really risky? Definitely.

Did the Dallas Cowboys lose to the San Francisco 49ers because they dug themselves a 23-7 hole and didn’t get it together on either side of the ball until the fourth quarter, which had nothing to do with the referees? Absolutely.

Dak Prescott was having a bad day. He went 23-of-43 for 254 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. The offense as a whole gained just 77 yards on the ground, with Ezekiel Elliott carrying the majority of the burden (12 runs) and gaining only 31 yards (or 2.58 yards per carry).

It didn’t get any better for the Dallas D.

The 49ers ran for 169 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Elijah Mitchell, the Cowboys’ leading rusher, recorded 20 more yards on his own than the whole squad. Deebo Samuel, as expected, was outstanding, racking up 110 all-purpose yards and a touchdown.

The Cowboys’ unexpected defeat in the NFL playoffs in 2021 may be attributed to a number of factors. Prescott may point the finger at head coach Mike McCarthy, coordinators Kellen Moore and Dan Quinn, his teammates, and even his supporters (if he wants). And he has every right to criticize the 49ers for coming out and completely dominating his team in every facet of the game.

Referee Alex Kemp and his crew aren’t to fault for not seeing the ball quickly enough following a terrible play call.

It’s a pity it took the QB so long to figure it out.

Pro Football Reference provided all stats.

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