DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys are standing behind their star quarterback after he spoke out publicly on his mental health struggles in an interview earlier this week.
Team owner Jerry Jones was asked about Prescott's openness and Fox Sports One's Skip Bayless' abhorrent comments where characterized the quarterback's struggles as a sign of "weakness."
"Dak's willingness to be transparent and share his difficult times and share it with such stature, with class, you just always going back to the word leadership. You just can, he has a way of communicating. And when you look at what has happened in his young life. What he did at Mississippi State, what he did for Mississippi State. It says all there's a statue there at Mississippi State. When do you see that in this day and time for a former player?
"The way he's endured, frankly, the way he grew up. And just the way he shared that with all of us. The death of his mother, which for his age is so, really, hard to understand. But the way he handles it has such sensitivity.
"His ability as a fourth-round draft choice to have that, at that draft, and then turn out there and win 13 games as a rookie. And then this past year losing another brother.
"My point is he has a way of sharing his experiences that just attract the people to him and it's not just his teammates. He's extremely gifted as a leader and a part of it is a part of what we're talking about today. Is the fact that he can articulate. The fact that he shares his ... but his vulnerability."
Jones was also asked about Bayless' comments. While he didn't address them directly, he did say "the static outside that pales in comparison to Dak's message."
Dallas Cowboys Exec VP & Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones-Anderson also posted a message to social media Friday in support of Prescott.