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Dak Prescott befriends son of slain deputy

It seems Dak Prescott always is doing an act of kindness somewhere for someone. He did again Saturday, surprising the son of a slain Mississippi deputy.

Deputy William Durr, 36, was killed while responding to a domestic violence call on May 27 in Brookhaven, Miss. He was one of eight people killed in a shooting rampage in three homes.

A photo released by Durr’s family soon after his death showed Durr, his wife, Tressie, and 10-year-old son Nash wearing Mississippi State gear, including Nash in Prescott’s No. 15 jersey.

Prescott apparently got word of what happened, saw the photo and wanted to meet Nash.

Nash’s mother told her son they were going out of town for a family trip, and told Nash a white lie that they were headed to the botanical garden Saturday, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Instead, they went to meet Prescott.

Prescott posed for photos and spent time visiting with the family. The family told The Clarion-Ledger that while their hearts still are broken over the loss of William Durr, meeting Prescott brought them joy.

Photo courtesy the Durr family via The Clarion-Ledger

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27 Responses to “Dak Prescott befriends son of slain deputy”
  1. touchdownamericasteam says: Jul 9, 2017 3:26 PM

    Right kind of guy. So glad this guy is on the team, and the face of the franchise.

  2. billymutt says: Jul 9, 2017 3:47 PM

    Good for him, much respect – I have a feeling Dak will go far in the NFL and in life.

    Pats fan.

  3. jimbobcooterqbtutor says: Jul 9, 2017 3:53 PM

    THIS is something I really, really, really, REALLY approve of. Now, this is the way to go about improving race relations.

    Much respect to Dak Prescott.

  4. Liberalsruineverything says: Jul 9, 2017 3:57 PM

    Kaepernick doesn’t approve.

  5. cowboysmb3dw28 says: Jul 9, 2017 3:58 PM

    See that, Kaepernick?

  6. cowboyz4life says: Jul 9, 2017 4:40 PM

    Dak being Dak. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this guy leading our team!

  7. whythecardinals says: Jul 9, 2017 5:05 PM

    When you do things “right” you change the world for so many…. Wow, no cowboys fan here, but I Love Dak!

  8. deuce22222 says: Jul 9, 2017 5:12 PM

    Hopefully he doesn’t sign any autographs.

  9. kayes says: Jul 9, 2017 5:38 PM

    Thats nice, but wont stop him from falling flat on his face this upcoming season. 3-13.

  10. cma1973 says: Jul 9, 2017 6:03 PM

    Did he actually sign any autographs himself?

  11. cobrala2 says: Jul 9, 2017 6:06 PM

    Respect, again.

    -Eagles fan

  12. redsghost says: Jul 9, 2017 6:10 PM

    Much, MUCH respect to Dak! This is how NFL players should act, rather than beating up women.

  13. PFT loves the Steelers says: Jul 9, 2017 6:38 PM

    Kaepernick take notes. The only way to change the world is with a positive message and good deeds. Negativity only divides.

  14. pkrlvr says: Jul 9, 2017 6:45 PM

    Did he actually sign any autographs himself?
    A great story like this and that’s what you post? Man the internet brings out the worst in people.

  15. redlikethepig says: Jul 9, 2017 6:55 PM

    He’s like the one decent guy in a criminal organization.

  16. Dennis Koulatsos says: Jul 9, 2017 6:55 PM

    Dak is what’s right about the NFL.

    – Ravens fan

  17. deuce22222 says: Jul 9, 2017 7:00 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    Jul 9, 2017 6:45 PM
    Did he actually sign any autographs himself?
    A great story like this and that’s what you post? Man the internet brings out the worst in people.

    I personally find the timing of this article suspect. In the wake of an autograph scandal, this story comes out and we are supposed to forget that he was involved in fraud?

    Juggling shiny keys may work as a distraction for some people. I’m not biting. This guy is not an angel.

  18. flipola says: Jul 9, 2017 7:17 PM

    He needs to freshen up his image after his recent fiasco.

  19. mysterytonite says: Jul 9, 2017 7:50 PM

    Keep up the good work young man. We could be getting an early look at the future face of the NFL.

  20. breadmeatcheese says: Jul 9, 2017 8:03 PM

    the term “white lie” is a microaggression.

    specifically, it is microracism.

  21. nhpats says: Jul 9, 2017 8:32 PM

    I knew Dak was a decent guy when I watched him get off his seat on the sideline to pick up a piece of trash that blew by him and toss it in the trash can

  22. steveylang says: Jul 9, 2017 11:09 PM

    Yeah but did he meet the robot, or the real Dak?

    (I KID!!! Very commendable of Dak to seek out and meet the boy.)

  23. jppt1974 says: Jul 9, 2017 11:44 PM

    Class act all the way! Thanks Dak!

  24. fafaflunky says: Jul 10, 2017 12:08 AM

    Good for dak. helping peeps out. Help the skins and throw 5 picks.

  25. rugolin says: Jul 10, 2017 4:24 AM

    What is up with that guy. Doing positive acts of kindness without the vitriolic language of divisiveness and supporting a foreign dictator who has jails full of political prisoners. Someone should be taking notes on how to keep your job and be a positive force in the world not a cipher for promoters of global hatred.

  26. SB8VikingFan says: Jul 10, 2017 4:27 AM

    Classy! To care enough to take the time and make the effort, knowing that it would bring joy to a family in the midst of a tragedy…thanks Dak! You are a very special young man!

  27. joedskins1959 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:34 AM

    Good for Dak! Good to see caring people still do exist. Now go out and have a ok season and finish second in the NFC East. HTTR

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