Dak Prescott

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott isn’t known for taking on or talking about controversial topics including the one regarding Jerry Jones.

The Washington Post did a story on Jones who appeared in 1957 in a picture of a white mob trying to prevent black high school students from entertaining North Little Rock High School.

While Jones tried to brush away the comments saying it was more a “curious” thing, LeBron James, who use to be a huge Cowboys fan, wondered why the media jumped on the Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving for his antisemitic comments and not Jones for appearing in this photo.

While others have criticized Jones, Prescott looked at it from another perspective. Prescott thinks that  Jones deserves to be given grace and forgiven for his mistake.

“Obviously we can be more empathetic and give grace obviously to one another, regardless of race, obviously from the times that we’ve come from to where we are now, thinking about the growth that we’ve had,” Prescott said. “That’s who I am and that’s how I think, optimistic. A guy who is completely biracial, Black and white, it’s easy for me to speak on race on one side or another. And I don’t always…I don’t know if I’ve fully processed it all the way, honestly,” he said.

Prescott continued.

“Unfortunate things come up from the past, pictures, and they show how far we’ve come, but in the same sense, they’re a reminder of how short of a time that was ago. But as I said, I wouldn’t be here if it were still that way. So I believe in grace and change. Those are questions for Jerry and for y’all, honestly, that I don’t have quite the answers for.”

Prescott may get slammed for his comments but he may not be wrong in what he is saying.

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About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.