You are likely aware that protests are happening all throughout the United States of America in opposition to systemic racism and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
There have been countless athletes and public figures who have participated in these protests as well, and some have also taken to social media to share their thoughts. Many have also turned to funding various efforts in order to make our country the place we all believe it can and should be.
Several members of the Dallas Cowboys, past and present, have voiced their opinions and thoughts in these times. Many Cowboys participated in Black Out Tuesday and one day later the loudest move to date happened.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has pledged one million dollars to help improve police education in the fight against systemic racism throughout the United States.
In his four-part Instagram post, Dak Prescott spoke about how he was disgusted and unsettled with the country’s current climate. He noted that he does not believe that looting or violence is the answer and said that he had to battle anxiety as he searched for a purpose without the game of football around throughout the coronavirus pandemic that we are all still dealing with.
In urging people to find a bigger purpose Dak Prescott also spoke about the passing of his brother and that he has come to realize that we are not given a voice to “pronounce how much we matter.”
Dak Prescott also noted that he has the utmost respect for those who are charged with protecting our country. He reinforced that when someone takes on that duty that they are pledging to “protect life and property through the enforcement of our laws and regulations.”
This is a powerful post and gesture from Dak Prescott. Cowboys players have long said that he is their unquestioned leader.
It is easy to see how that is true.