It ain't easy being Dak Prescott. After a heated Wild Card Round the other week, the NFL quarterback failed to bring home a win for "America's Team." But Dallas Cowboys' loss to the San Francisco 49ers actually called for lots more than disappointed coaches and teammates. Of course, we're talking about the loyal fans who took to the field to show their disapproval. Here's what went down.
It all started on January 16, as the Cowboys and 49ers came face to face in the NFL playoffs - marking the first time in over 20 years. Sure enough, it was a night for the history books. With 14 seconds left on the clock, fans watched tensely as Prescott failed to get a spike to stop the clock - resulting in a 23-17 win for San Fran.
But the referees' questionable performance didn't stay on the field when that clock came down to 0... After the controversial loss, heated fans took to the field to chuck water bottles at the refs, something Prescott himself had no problem addressing: "Credit to them then. Credit to them," he praised in a press conference following the game. Of course, it didn't take long for people to slam the star for promoting violence on the field. "That's just unfortunate," Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones slammed. "That's not the way I see our fans. I think we are a class act. There is just no place for that."
Sure enough, a few days later, the deflated quarterback took to Twitter to set things right. "I deeply regret the comments I made regarding the officials after the game on Sunday," Prescott noted. "I was caught up in the emotion of a disappointing loss and my words were uncalled for and unfair." Despite the messy match that went down days earlier, The Fortress has got nothing but love for the sport. "I hold the NFL Officials in the highest regard and have always respected their professionalism and the difficulty of their jobs," he continued. "The safety of everyone who attends a game or participates on the field of a sporting event is a very serious matter... I am sorry." Be sure to check out his official statement here. And stay tuned for more updates.