Dallas Cowboys captain Dak Prescott has found himself on the receiving end of some good old fashioned Game shade. Speaking with the Dallas Morning News, Dak Prescott opened up about the ongoing NFL anthem protests, which have been endangered by Jerry Jone’s strict and enforceable anti-protest rule. While he casts no overt judgement on those who kneel, Prescott’s thoughts on the protests seemed destined to stir up controversy:
“I never protest,” Prescott said. “I never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so. The game of football has always brought me such peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people — a lot of people playing the game, a lot of people watching the game, a lot of people who have any impact of the game — so when you bring such controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game it takes away. It takes away from that, it takes away from the joy and the love that football brings a lot of people.
Unfortunately for Prescott, not everyone was feeling his perspective. Least of all, notoriously outspoken rapper The Game. It didn’t take long for the rapper to hit up IG, sending a heated response in Dak’s direction. The Game shows no inclination of going soft, tagging Dak’s IG page directly, so that he can take the brunt of the critique. “C**Ngratulations @_4dak,” he writes. “Might as well throw on that MAGA hat.” While Dak has far from thrown in with the red-hat sporting lot, in today’s divisive society, every comment can and will be weighed against you. As such, amateur character studies are put forth with every passing day, and conclusions are often reached with little to no circumstantial evidence.
Still, it’s no secret that the NFL protest saga has been a heated discourse, with passionate opinions from both sides. It’s safe to say that the conversation has gone beyond football, carrying with it a palpable sense of weight. Clearly, Game feels as if Dak has turned his back on what’s truly important, and has put him on blast accordingly. As of now, Prescott has yet to respond to Game’s call-out. It should be noted that Prescott’s comments arrived shortly after Cowboys executive vice president Stephen James threatened the job security of anybody who dared protest.