Before the NFL season even began, Dak Prescott opened up about his battle with depression. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback has used his platform to help others dealing with mental health challenges.
Prescott lost his brother Jace by suicide in April. He didn't hold back his true feelings, as he told Graham Bensinger "It’s crazy, all throughout this quarantine and this off-season, I started experiencing emotions I’ve never felt before."
Openly talking about mental health struggles isn't easy, but Prescott's willingness to express himself has received a round of applause from his peers.
Russell Wilson recently shared his thoughts on Prescott's situation. He had nothing but praise for Prescott and the mental toughness he's shown over the past few months.
"I love Dak’s courage because most men are afraid to talk about some of the things that they’ve gone through and the challenges, especially in terms of mental health and everything," Wilson said. "He’s a tremendous football player, and I think a lot of kids, a lot of people, look up him all over the country, I’m sure."
Prescott and Wilson will go head-to-head this week, but it's pretty clear there's mutual respect between these two competitors.
Regardless of your stance on the Cowboys, it's nearly impossible to not like Prescott. The former fourth-round pick is the perfect example of what coaches want from their franchise quarterback - both on and off the field.