Prescott, who’s close to fully recovered from his serious leg injury suffered against the Giants in 2020, has gone through a lot over the past year-plus.
The Cowboys quarterback lost his brother, Jace, to suicide earlier in 2020.
Prescott told the ESPN host that he “was going through depression [and] anxiety” for much of last year “because I was isolated” and “wasn’t able to be around the people that I wanted to.”
The Cowboys quarterback is one of many people who struggled with mental health throughout the pandemic. Prescott opened up about his own struggles in an interview with the longtime ESPN host.
Mental health. So thankful to @dak for “going there” & openly talking about his struggle. THAT defines courage. This is an excerpt from my convo with Dak—the first guest on my soon-to-debut new show, “Up Close with Sage Steele” on @ESPNPlus @dallascowboys pic.twitter.com/LZZt3TQDK2
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) May 28, 2021
Prescott’s girlfriend, Natalie Buffett, praised her boyfriend for opening up about his own struggles.
“So important to have these conversations,” Natalie wrote on her Instagram Story. “Check in on your friends, check in on yourself.”
Prescott is rightfully being praised for opening up about his struggles in the ESPN interview. Thankfully, he appears to be in a better place now.
The Cowboys are set to open the 2021 season on Thursday, Sept. 9 against the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.