The Washington Post published a photo of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones outside of North Little Rock High School in 1957 when the school was integrating.
The report detailed how Jones, who grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas, stood outside of North Little Rock High when six Black students were attempting to enter the school.
Jones told the Post he “want(s) to be the first in line” on improving diversity now. So, what do his current players think about this photo?
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was asked about his thoughts surrounding the controversial photo and article.
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“I’m here for growth and giving grace and trying to make this world a better place,” Prescott said.
“Obviously we can be more empathetic and give grace to one another, regardless of race, from the times we’ve come from to where we are now, thinking about the growth we’ve had,” Prescott said, via Jori Esptein of Yahoo Sports. “That’s who I am, how I think, optimistic, I mean, a guy who is completely biracial, Black and white, it’s easy for me to speak on race on one side or another. And I don’t always, how do I say this? I don’t know if I’ve fully processed it all the way, honestly. I think whether LeBron’s talking to the picture, that’s on Jerry to address. In the same sense, it’s 65 years ago and how times have changed. I mean look at the man’s resume since then, right? As I said, I give grace. I think that’s a conversation and question not only for him but for you guys and how y’all feel and how accountable y’all have been in covering and discussing the disparities and differences in resume.
“As I said, I’m here for growth and giving grace and trying to make this world a better place. That’s who I am at my core and what I believe in. Unfortunate things come up from the past, pictures, and they show har far we’ve come, but at the same sense, they’re a reminder of how short of a time that was ago. That wasn’t that long ago that we were all sitting on different sides, and we weren’t together. But as I said, I wouldn’t be here if it were still that way. So I believe in grace and change. Those are questions for Jerry for y’all, honestly, that I don’t have quite the answers for.”
Prescott may think differently, but there is no way he could come out and say anything controversial about the man who signs his checks. Remember, this is the same Jerry Jones who threatened players if they dared to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem years ago.
Dak doesn’t have to be controversial. He was asked about it and gave his answer, and now he will move on.
No need to bring unwanted distractions for a Super Bowl contending team. The Dallas Cowboys are currently 2nd in the NFC East with an 8-3 record as they will look to improve it when they face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Dak Prescott has 1,393 yards passing for Dallas, completing 68.1% of his passes and throwing 10 touchdowns and six interceptions this season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.