Dak Prescott on fans throwing debris at officials: Credit to them

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott can expect a trip to the principal’s office this week.

Prescott was angry after the Cowboys’ 23-17 loss to the 49ers in Sunday’s wild-card game, when the clock ran out on their comeback attempt. But he wasn’t nearly as angry as some fans were.

Prescott ran a quarterback draw with 14 seconds left, slid down at the San Francisco 24 and snapped the ball again with one second remaining. The game ended on a spike. He blamed umpire Ramon George aferward.

Some fans pelted the field with debris after referee Alex Kemp announced the game was over.

Prescott was asked about the fans’ actions postgame, but at first, the quarterback was led to believe the debris was being thrown at Cowboys players.

“No, I didn’t see that. That’s sad,” Prescott said initially. “I mean, you’re talking about a team, you’re talking about men who come out here every day of their lives and give everything to this sport, give everything to this game of football. Nobody wants to succeed more than we want to succeed. I understand fans and the word fan for fanatic. I get that. To know everything we put into this day in and day out, try our hardest. Nobody comes into the game wanting or expecting to lose. For people to react that way when you’re supposed to be a supporter and be with us through thick and thin, that’s tough.”

A reporter clarified to Prescott that the fans appeared to be upset at officials and were trying to hit the officiating crew as they ran off the field. Prescott changed his tune.

“Credit to them then. Yeah, credit to them. Credit. Credit to them,” Prescott said.

The last question of Prescott’s news conference was about whether he was serious in his applause of fans for throwing things at officials. It presented Prescott with an out. He instead doubled down.

“Yeah, I mean, yeah, if they weren’t at us, and if the fans felt the same way as us, and that’s what they were doing it for, yeah,” Prescott said. “I’m guessing that’s why the refs took off and got out of there so fast. Yeah, I think everybody is upset with the way that this thing played out. As I said, I’m sure a fan would feel the same way that we do.”

71 responses to “Dak Prescott on fans throwing debris at officials: Credit to them

  1. What a garbage comment. The officials did their job the best they could at the end. Blame yourself, Dak…Slide a little sooner, Dak…Give the ball directly to the ump, Dak…Don’t block the umps path to the ball, Dak…know the rules, Dak…

  2. They should have been throwing stuff at McCarthy, he did the same playoff stuff as he did with the Packers!

  3. Dak Trashscott. I call him that due to his play at times. Now he has earned it due to a lack of character and sportsmanship.

  4. Maybe dallas should have allowed the ref some room to get through the o-line cleanly. What a bunch of idiots lol.

  5. Nah those fans were throwing trash at you and the refs because you both sucked at your job today! He can’t say yeah we gotta improve on our mistakes and go back and look at the tape and gotta get better blah blah blah same ol s you been talking since the beginning of the season and then come out and do the same stuff over and over again!! So glad the Cowboys season is over we knew it was going to end like this again! As Scott Galbraith said in superbowl 28 “Ain’t nothing but the dates on the calender”!!

  6. Nah those fans were throwing trash at you and the refs because you both sucked at your job today! He can’t say yeah we gotta improve on our mistakes and go back and look at the tape and gotta get better blah blah blah same ol s you been talking since the beginning of the season and then come out and do the same stuff over and over again!! So glad the Cowboys season is over we knew it was going to end like this again! As Scott Galbraith said in superbowl 28 “Ain’t nothing changed but the dates on the calender”!

  7. Stupid playcall got poor results. Fans revolt. Dak supports the chaos. Jerry Jones has his nincompoop coach’s back.

    Typical Dallas.

  8. Are people gonna start seeing dak for what he is now? Probably about half way through his career and only one playoff win and getting elite money. And constantly surrounded by elite talent on his offense.

  9. Green Bay’s worst nightmare just came true. Gawd I hate the 49’ers but they’re going to be a tough out.

  10. Wow. No accountability and he’s getting paid over 40 mill a season. If he doesn’t make that boneheaded decision the refs don’t even come into play.

  11. Waiting for dak to come out with his usual response after a loss. “I’m glad this happened. This is exactly what we needed. This will make us steonger” lol

  12. Disappointing coming from Prescott, not a fan of him or the Cowboys but he seemed to be a decent person. Although I still think it is unreasonable to expect players and coaches to address the media after an emotional game like that. He still shouldn’t encourage this type of behavior. By not condemning it he condones it.

  13. If he had any class he’d own up to his mistakes that bungled that final play, whether not sliding earlier or handing the ball to the ref as required.
    But, nope.
    And this is why it so easy to cheer against the Cowboys.

  14. You stay classy Dak…this has been almost an all year story. Dallas blames the refs for a loss. It’s getting old guys. And there is plenty of game tape to prove it. No one likes to lose, but never to take into account your own play is a serious look in the mirror moment.

  15. A truly trash statement by Dak. Disgusting. If he knew the rules, he would know the ref must touch the ball before the next play. Bet he is too coward to even apologize. And you just know that Michael Irvin is going to somehow defend what Dak said.

  16. I’m tired as a Cowboys fan this team’s “leader” continually puts the blame on refs. You had almost 3 minutes with 3 time outs and couldn’t pull it off. Just shut up and learn to throw your receivers open, not a yard behind them or over them all the time. Tired of it.

  17. What’s wrong with him? It’s not okay for fans to throw debris at anyone! The bottom line is that Dallas can’t compete with or beat the good teams.

  18. Cowboys obviously didn’t know the rule otherwise they would have handed the ref the ball. That falls on the coaches more than the player.

  19. Is there a football game where they don’t blame the Ref’s. They are far from perfect but it rings hollow when the team that blames them are no where near perfect. Cowboys played a poor game. IF they played a good game they wouldn’t have had to worry about the refs.

  20. Not a very thoughtful comment by Dak. It’s just crazy stupid they ran the ball with 14 seconds left and no time outs.

  21. I enjoyed watching cowboys fans crying… I remember in the 1981 NFCCG AKA The Catch, when someone was being interviewed after the game, Candlestick was playing Journey’s “Who’s Crying Now?”… oh sweet memories!!!

  22. The Cowboys call a stupid play, get tackled in the middle of the field with less than 10 seconds left in the game, don’t get the ball back to the official, as required by the rules, and it’s the REFEREES’ fault that they didn’t one more shot to win the game? SMH.

  23. when i tell you Dallas have a running back with an arm only they mistake for a quarterback, please believe me;

  24. The NBA and its players rightly criticized fans for throwing stuff at players. The AD at Tennessee said the behavior of fans who threw crap onto the field after their loss to Old Miss was “unacceptable” and some fans were arrested while the university banned some of the fans who did it from attending their games in the future.

    But Dak Prescott says “credit to them” instead. I’d apparently given him too much credit as a person.

  25. “ grizzly says:
    January 16, 2022 at 11:29 pm
    Disappointing coming from Prescott, not a fan of him or the Cowboys but he seemed to be a decent person. Although I still think it is unreasonable to expect players and coaches to address the media after an emotional game like that. He still shouldn’t encourage this type of behavior. By not condemning it he condones it.”

    Heck he out and out condoned it, twice!

  26. The Boys should have dumped Dak and drafted Mac Jones. They would be on their way to lose to Tampa next weekend.

  27. Surprised and disappointed to hear these comments from Dak. Not a Cowboys fan but have always liked Dak. Never expected to hear something this classless coming out of his mouth.

  28. If jerry has any sense left hed give mccarthy the boot and promote kellen before he and the dc are gone and the fans are left with mccarthy

  29. Dak and the rest of the team lost me in the 2020 season when they showed they had no heart. It was like the Eagles were trying to hand them the division and they didn’t want to take it. And this season he proved Jerry right when Jerry said he overpaid him. I expected the 49ers to win. The team has no heart, never has, and they just can’t win home games. The new flashy stadium I live 10 minutes away from and hate seems to be jinxed. I don’t even care anymore.

    Oh and when you talk about the Romo’s record Dak broke please start mentioning it took him a 17th game to do it. No one in the media is for some odd reason.

  30. Mayfeild is about the only QB I would expect to say something like that, so hearing it form Dak caught me off guard. There are literally dozens of things to do better, his awareness in the pocket was lacking, penalties and turnovers were killing them, and that doesn’t even add in the coaching decisions that were made.

  31. Yet when the official’s gave the Cowboys a cheap win in the 2015 playoffs over the Lions picking the flag up after a blatant PI call and then letting the Dallas O-line hold Suh on the final drive there was no anger then …. Well except in Detroit as they shouldve advance and bot the Cowboys

    The Refs giveth and the refs taketh away

  32. Wow. Just wow. Really? Advocating throwing stuff at the refs is pathetic. I thought the officials did a pretty good job. They can point to the refs all they want but how many times did they get pre-snap penalties (offsides, false start)? A lot. That’s not on the refs. Does Dallas think if they commit enough penalties the refs will get tired of calling them? Then that personal foul on Gregory near the end. This team is poorly coached. Even worse, they are poorly behaved. It all starts with McCarthy. No accountability for himself and blames the refs every time they lose.

    This comment though. Despicable.

  33. And this sums up why the entire organization will continue to underachieve, they want to blame everyone and everything for their failures. We’ve all met people like this, talented but incapable of getting out of their own way and constantly blaming everyone else for their failures.

  34. I don’t expect Dak to be getting close calls from the officials in the future for awhile. Officials seemed to remember comments like his in future contests. Good luck Dak.

  35. I thought Prescott had “great intangibles” … turns out he’s a sore loser and a hypocrite for being OK with trash being thrown at refs and not at players.

  36. Over Paid, Over Rated classless fool, who refuses to take accountability! The fact is Presscot didn’t turn up as usual for a play off game and Cowboys lost because of his poor performance through out the game, despite GIropollo doing his usual thing to throw the win away. Can’t see 49ers beating The Packers.

  37. How stupid is Dak? Even Romo admitted that Dak should have handed the ball off to the ref instead of his center. Grow up.

  38. There were two occasions when the tefs inserted themselves into the game. One causing a delay of game penalty at a crucial time, and then at the end. If the refs want to be part of the game, then they can face the music. I’ve never seen anything like that in a football game, and it happened twice against the same team. The league screwed the Cowboys. I’m sure they have their reasons, but it’s undeniable.

  39. I just glanced at this and thought he was talking about both the players and the officials working so hard all year, blah blah blah and thought it was a classy comment. But then he said what he said and clarified things for me.

    He mostly clarified what he is and I am no longer a fan of his.

  40. At some point today, the standard apology written by his agent or someone with the Cowboys will be issued

  41. His greedy contract will eventually gut the team.. Can’t wait to hear the excuses then.

  42. charliecharger says:
    January 17, 2022 at 8:19 am
    There were two occasions when the tefs inserted themselves into the game. One causing a delay of game penalty at a crucial time, and then at the end. If the refs want to be part of the game, then they can face the music. I’ve never seen anything like that in a football game, and it happened twice against the same team. The league screwed the Cowboys. I’m sure they have their reasons, but it’s undeniable.

    ///////////////////

    On the first delay of game, the Cowboys tried to trick the 49ers to take a time out, that ploy took to much time off the clock. When the Cowboys substituted players the officials by rule have to allow the 49ers to send in subs, hence delay of game. The second delay of game, the official has to set ball for play , everyone knows that except Dak and you. It’s undeniable

  43. Give credit to the 49ers, they are the reason the Cowboys lost. Cowboys can’t decide to start playing in the last minutes of the game.

  44. charliecharger says:
    January 17, 2022 at 8:19 am
    There were two occasions when the tefs inserted themselves into the game. One causing a delay of game penalty at a crucial time, and then at the end. If the refs want to be part of the game, then they can face the music. I’ve never seen anything like that in a football game, and it happened twice against the same team. The league screwed the Cowboys. I’m sure they have their reasons, but it’s undeniable.

    *****. No skin in this game for me, but if you believe this, you really don’t understand the rules of football.

  45. Wonder if being a complete jerk comes naturally to Prescott, or if he has to work at it? As bad as the officials have been overall this season, Prescott and the Cowboys can only blame themselves for Sunday’s ineptitude.

  46. I don’t think the refs made one incorrect call during that game, against either team. And that includes changing the spot that took away the 49ers clinching first down. Low character, Dak. You blew it, now own it.

  47. Too bad the NFL can’t teach players to be classy when they blow their own team’s chances…

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