Dak Prescott declines to state his vaccine status, says it’s a personal decision for everyone

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott declined to state whether he was received a vaccine for COVID-19 and said that he wouldn’t push teammates one way or another with their decisions when it comes to the subject.

For me I think it’s important just for everybody to educate themselves on the reason of why to get vaccinated and why it can either help in their cause or maybe help the world,” Prescott said in an interview with Newy Scruggs of NBC DFW.

Vaccines are the tool that is helping the country get back to some semblance of normal. When it comes to the football season, players that have been fully vaccinated will have more “normal” available to them than teammates who don’t. And from a competitive aspect, the idea that you would pass on taking an option that would keep you from missing games would seem to be a fairly simple choice to make, especially when considering how much professional athletes do to keep themselves in peak shape otherwise.

But there is a line for the NFL and teams to walk when it comes to just how vigorously they are trying to get their players inoculated. Prescott said he would leave that decision-making process up to each of his teammates to decide for themselves.

“But it’s not necessarily something I’d like to share or something I’d like to promote or say ‘hey, you should, you shouldn’t,'” Prescott said. “Because when you’re putting in a vaccination obviously you’re putting something that’s foreign that obviously the experts put together and made the decision that that’s the best way to go about it, but it’s all up to your belief and I’m not the one to try to move people and tell them, ‘hey, you need to do this, you need to do that’ because we all react individual to everything.”

16 responses to “Dak Prescott declines to state his vaccine status, says it’s a personal decision for everyone

  1. Why is this such a big deal??? The vaccine reduces the risks and severity of the virus on the person that is vaccinated. It doesn’t stop someone from getting and spreading the virus. It shouldn’t matter if someone isn’t or isn’t vaccinated.

  2. He couldn’t have handled that any better, very diplomatic. This should be the party line.

  3. Do people understand that without an effective vaccine, this virus would continue on unhindered until everyone who was naturally immune were the only ones left … get it.

  4. Prescott is like I don’t want to isolate any of our crazy fans, which Dallas has a lot of.

  5. The NFL should require all players, coaches, player coaches, staff, support staff etc get vaccinated. Period. End of Story.

  6. sfwillis52 says:
    June 30, 2021 at 12:07 am
    Why is this such a big deal??? The vaccine reduces the risks and severity of the virus on the person that is vaccinated. It doesn’t stop someone from getting and spreading the virus. It shouldn’t matter if someone isn’t or isn’t vaccinated.
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    Dude. Your post demonstrates exactly why there is a discussion. The so called experts CLAIM that it DOES in fact stop you from getting it or spreading it. Hence the big push. Despite the fact that Dak is not really the smartest dude IMO, he makes a valid point. Not everyone reacts the same way to a vaccination. It is reasonable for a person not to have full trust in an EXPERIMENTAL vaccine and not want to take a risk on putting it into their body.

  7. and the creepy obsession over what everybody else is or isn’t doing continues…..

  8. Covid is not private; it is a public health issue.

    It’s not private when you get the virus and give it to OTHER PEOPLE. It’s not private when you are unvaccinated, get it, and go to a hospital – taking up resources that would have otherwise been free to treat others.

    How about more consideration for the common good? How about thinking of others first? How about some commons sense, critical thinking, and unbiased review of the data on vaccines? HOW ABOUT THAT?

    We’re closing in on a death count of Americans equal to the civil war.

  9. “For me I think it’s important just for everybody to educate themselves on the reason of why to get vaccinated and why it can either help in their cause or maybe help the world.” Using context clues, you can tell that Dak did indeed get the vaccine.

  10. The lack of leadership in Dak is staggering. He sounds like a milquetoast politician. The fact is getting the vaccine not only helps the team, it helps the entire country. NFL teams with high vaccination rates will have a distinct advantage this season.

  11. Actually good strategy— since the opponents won’t know who is vaccinated there may be some hesitation from initiating the close contact that tackling would bring. COVID spreads by aerosol and particularly on cold days we can see that aerosol breathe during the heat of battle

    GOOD THINKING DAK!!!

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