Off to a hot start this season heading into a bye week, Dak Prescott is looking as good as any quarterback right now in the league.
Outside of making his case for Comeback Player of the Year and potentially the MVP award, Prescott is trying to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention and is wearing his message on his sleeve…literally.
In a post from the Cowboys' official Instagram page, they highlight the subtle message Prescott has been sending every game he’s played this season—ask for help.
Prescott launched his ‘Ask 4 Help’ campaign in September, suicide prevention month, in honor of his older brother Jace -- who died by suicide in April 2020. Prescott sought help himself dealing with the anxiety and depression that ensued after his brother's tragic passing. During this tough moment in Dak's life, Prescott realized it's ok to be open about these issues.
"When you have thoughts that you've never had, I think that's more so than anything a chance to realize it and recognize it, to be vulnerable about it," Prescott said. "Talked to my family, talked to the people around me simply as I did at the time. Some of them obviously had dealt with it before, was able to have those conversations and then reach out further just to more people. I think being open about it and not holding those feelings in was one of the better things for me."
Mental health was something a lot of people had to deal with during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic so kudos for Dak trying to raise awareness for an issue that affects millions of people every day.