Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is still the subject of scorn and ridicule after he voiced his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. Prescott angered liberals when he said protesting the National Anthem was disrespectful.

"I never protest during the anthem. I don't think that's the time or the venue to do so," Prescott told reporters when asked about the protest controversy last month.

"The game of football has always brought me such a peace," he added. "Anytime you bring such a 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."

Prescott suggested that kneeling to "raise awareness" about social injustice was pointless since society is already aware that injustice exists. He called on protesters to take the "next step" that leads to action.

"I think we've proved and we know about the social injustice. I'm up for taking the next step, whatever that step may be for action," he said.

Graffiti artist Trey Wilder created a mural depicting Prescott in the "sunken place", a term coined by film producer Jordan Peele in his Academy award-winning movie "Get Out".

The sunken place is supposed to symbolize systemic oppression and racism in America.

The mural is located in the Trinity Groves area of Dallas near an intersection of Interstate 30 and Interstate 35, according to the Star-Telegram.

Wilder said he hopes his mural influences Prescott to change his mind.

“Honestly, I know he’s a superstar, but I’m not scared of Dak Prescott,” Wilder told the Star-Telegram. “But like in the movie, maybe [the mural] will be a flash for him. I think, with that platform, it was just weird how he dismissed the whole situation, especially being a black man himself."

Prescott responded to the wave of criticism directed at him on social media.

"I said what I said," he told the the Star-Telegram.

“You get on social media, you see it. It doesn’t bother me. I said what I said. You have an opinion. Everyone else has an opinion,” he said. “They are entitled to it as well. I accepted what they said and respect it. They should respect mine."

Photos by Trey Wilder, Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

  • HIS4EVA

    saw this on my timeline. Love it!

  • HIS4EVA

    mornin Roses:)

  • HIS4EVA

    they definitely got the eyes rt from the movie

  • puppylove

    Welp, I am officially in the market for a new NFL team.

  • therealashland

    I guess since he’s mixed he feels blm issues don’t affect him

  • WhoKnew

    Really? Sum body trippin and in their feelings. Betta call Ke Ke.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Wilder said he hopes his mural influences Prescott to change his mind.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Dope pic bc you are talented. But stop trying to change hearts and minds.

    Even he said...he said what he said. Why are folks so pressed on this ONE damn player's outlook? Move a damn LONG. Shit.

  • Tiff J

    Dak & Jerry Jones going to recruit a bunch of "under privileged" youths to go out the the mural and paint over it, and call it doing community service.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Until he's pulled over by cops and has the sh!t beaten out of him for no reason.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Last I checked Dwayne Carter/Lil Wayne is fully black and he feels the same way. Nobody gave him this much grief over it. Im so confused.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I just think we all do things on our jobs that we don't like or disagree with. Being an athlete is a job, I just think your personal beliefs should be left at home the same as it would if you were working a a normal 9 to 5

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I see nothing wrong with what he said. We are all entitled to opinions.. we can all agree to disagree without resulting to bullying or degrading someone just because we don’t agree with them!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Upon second look this pic looks like Donald Faison.

  • puppylove

    Cuz Dak need to STFU and play. If the game isn't the place for politics then don't discuss politics.

  • Vonn

    Trey Wilder is a very talented artists. I hope this exposure leads to a long successful career for him.

  • GAPeach

    The artist is extremely talented. I'm not going to argue about his opinion. I just pray that the day doesn't come where he gets his wake up call.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Understand some folks will always be sleep .... I don't waste my time with the sleep .... and you certainly can't force a sleep person to wake up .... let him get burned ... Prime example ... the main ones voting for Trump in office ... now look at their azz .... shaking in their boots and appauled .... well didn't folks warn that azz? Sleep folks will deal ..... I ain't got time trying to covince a zombie that he is still breathing ... foh !! Waste of time ... maybe the mural can wake someone else up in some way ... sleep folks are lost .... and I ain't helping them ... Now people that want to wake up ... want to acknowledge the mess and change ... I will help them .... this tells me they're willing to grow... willing to evolve and improve injustices .... all I got for this https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • puppylove

    Naw fuck that gremlin mf too.

  • hi-liter

    Those Eyes get me every time.

  • dru and neil

    I don’t think he was “dismissive” and I don’t think he meant the nealing protest was disrespectful, he just said he wasn’t doing it, and why.

    And apparently black people also don’t like blacks stepping out of line either.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Prescott told reporters when asked about the protest controversy last month.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    he was asked. as many players have been since the protests started.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Yeah just like folks aint give up their Pepsi, Shea Moisture, and H & M...Im keeping Wayne. Sorry not sorry lol. Not as a person bc him and Resume can get lost... but I am still out here waiting on Carter Fiff.

  • puppylove

    And he could have hit them with just

    “I never protest during the anthem. I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so,”

    When he added

    “Anytime you bring such a 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.”

    Is where he fucked up.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Folks would have been mad regardless.

  • puppylove

    Im keeping SheaMoisture cuz they are still black owned and it was a single incident. I drink Coke. And H&M is bland to me. Momma still uses Doce cuz she has not the time for a breakout/infection.

  • HIS4EVA

    he is rt. everyone is entitled to their opinion

  • puppylove

    Not me. Well, not at him at least. Jerry had them skating on thin ice with me. Dak put the nail in the coffin.

  • PhillyFacts

    "I ain't got time trying to convince a zombie that he is still breathing"
    _________________________________________________
    ^^^^^^^^^^^FACTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes I love this^^^^^^^^^^^

  • PhillyFacts

    CTHU

  • PhillyFacts

    Agreed... Totally contradictory.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I think Dak is wrong as sin. That flag was NEVER for us. Ever. But I feel stronger about folks trying to impose THEIR views on this young man. And for me to be like he is an athlete he should shut up and play and not get involved would be the opposite of what I was cape'n for downstairs in MY OWN first loved and true love sport of basketball with LeBron.

  • Kanyade

    where's his top teeth?

    *leaves*

  • PhillyFacts

    The E A G L E S is here for you ......lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Let me give you some background.

    Last season ZERO as in none of the Cowboys knelt.

    Jones' speech that no Cowboys were going to kneel was a power move. Just like Richard Sherman stated Jones has a plantation owner's attitude.

    Dak is in the last year of his rookie contract and he along with Zeke could have stated silent but they decided to back up Massa Jones.

  • iWasteTime

    Folk mad at Dak cause of what he said and who he plays for. If Jerry Jones wasn't his owner and he said what he said, people would still look at him crazy but at him. Jerry being his owner it comes off as "Massa said we not kneeling so we not kneeling ..."

  • SummerBaby

    Super talented artist.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The situation was calming down until Trump stuck his nose in it last year during the Alabama senate race.

  • HIS4EVA

    wat im saying - imho- u cant argue when someone uses the "my opinion is my opinion" stance. however i agree w the other commenter tht he should have left it at tht and not stated tht it takes away form the enjoyment of the game. b/c i dont feel to comfortable celebrating like all is rt and u players have the influence to make a change in a stained world

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah I was looking forward to this season with Zeke and Dax playing a full schedule borrowing injuries.

  • HIS4EVA

    okay. ty for the insight

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile it drains ya .... nerp ....

  • MissHarlem

    It's not the fact that Dak sucked on the white man's balls but yet the reason he will continue and feel he had to explain or else massa would whip that ass. Listen idgaf bout him or any other lost brotha or sis. I clearly don't have the time for them. We need them to be sleep for distraction purposes ?

  • millz

    ? the nfl and it’s coon workers
    #kneelwithkap

  • FukkFolks2018

    He is only 25 years old. That young man knows nothing of how any of this goes. Again I think the fact that at 41 and having a 23 yo my ownself is once again jading me from going ALL THE WAY in on Dak here. He doesnt get it. And it shows. What more do folks want from a 25 yo youngin? And he JUST turned 25 literally last week.

  • Django the God

    Kneeling don't have nothing to do with the game. He's choosing to be controversial.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Django the God

    I bid for $5 for a Tyrese mural.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Right, Jones is just trying to inflame the issue again because after it's all said and done every single one of the 32 teams will have to abide by whatever the NFL and the players' union decide including the Cowboys.

    So Jerry needs to sit his geriatric self down in a corner somewhere and 'hursh'.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker.,..

  • FukkFolks2018

    In a corner at a nursing home. Jerry Jones been old literally my whole life.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Are you saying that Jerry was some old man's baby?
    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • MissHarlem

    My allegiance is with my people ALWAYS. So when I hear an inkling of anything else I'm done with that ass. You not willing to reteach yourself what you've been wrongly taught then I don't got da time ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If Jerry put this much time and effort in being the damn General Manager and getting a decent coach and nudging Sean Lee into retirement then the Cowboys would have a decent chance at a Super Bowl but no just like Trump Jerrah wants to talk about junk.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Racists tend to age VERY badly. George Wallace. Jerry's former govenor Orval Faubus. Jesse Helms. I think bc they are born mean it does something to them. He is literally an ugly little man and always has been lol.

  • Trace da Ace

    he aint trying to loose any of them good endorsement checks.....he is more concerned about his coins then social injustices.....he should have kept that shit to himself....

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Stop!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Now that is oppressive ... rather sell your soul than lose a check ... guess the mural is very telling ... the irony https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • Simone

    This is modern day public lynching when you are Black and have a mind of your own and step out of line. How dare you? Instead of hanging us, they publically shame and ridicule us and you have Black Democrats jumping in to bash their own because they suffer from a slave mentality. We are free now. You have the right to support the NFL protest or not support the NFL protest. White liberals slave owner roots are showing. They act like they still own our thoughts, minds, opinions and actions. And if you dare to step outside of the liberal agenda, White liberals and their attack dogs AKA Black Democrats who suffer from that mental slave mentality join in to attack you.

  • Tlowe89

    What?? Say it again, say it again ????

  • MissHarlem

    It's your bias because our athletes have spoke out at a young age from the 60's to present. If your foundation has no sense of pride in who you are it will deflect that. This is his upbringing and your child is wayyyy different. I just know it. I'm biased in knowing you raised her right ?

  • MissHarlem

    Before the 60's actually. They paved the way for his arrogance.

  • cpatterson_22

    Saying the opposite of what everyone says is not free thinking. He could have keep the conversation on police brutality, but he didn't he choose to slam how someone else protest something that could one day affect him or his future children

  • cpatterson_22

    For every MLK there will always be a Lightfoot Solomon Michaux (the black man who worked with the FBI to discredit MLK)

  • Pnthr

    I don't see how it's not the appropriate time. When is? Why is the anthem integrated with sporting events anyway. Patriotic propaganda.

  • Scromes1212

    You say anything that doesn't go along with there way of thinking and they will turn there back on you quick smh

  • FukkFolks2018

    I raised her to always speak her mind no matter what others might feel or say. those are YOUR feelings baby. There is no right or wrong. You are entitled to it. What if folks would have told Ali to shut up (actually they did) or told Kareem to not change his name (they did that as well) and not speak out? Im just so confused. Folks mad when athletes speak and mad when they dont (Jordan comes to mind). What do we want from them?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Exactly!

  • BingBangBoom

    I went to see gucci mane and Travis Scott over the weekend and when I tell you... Thousands beyond thousands of white, Hispanic and other races yelling Ni**a this and N*gga that, made me super uncomfortable. But made me realize we have a veryyyyy long way to go. I believe that It is the parents who are not raising the children properly. Just cause its in the song doesn't mean u need to say. It starts with the lyrics to a song then ends up with a brawl and hatred. I'm telling you it's really bad.

  • MissHarlem

    I ain't got a dog in this fight. His opinion is his. I don't want him to think differently because I don't have the time. Like I said I'm biased on how you raised yours and I was right ?? keep up the good work she's good.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I pray so sis! Thanks so much for the kind words. She slow to move. I just leave her be. Either you will grow towards the sun like a flower or wither. One or the other.

  • Ni Ni

    The kids don't try to correct the other races. It is accepted by their black friends. When kendrick lamar called that white girl on stage but kicked her off for saying the word, white folks was all on his page calling him all kind of nggas. He says it in his songs so of course they're going to say the word.

  • BingBangBoom

    Yeah I understand that. But just cause its said doesn't mean it's acceptable. But you right the black friends are letting it slide. The ignorance of it all is just terrible.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL ?

    Trey Wilder is great ?

  • dru and neil

    Could it not be a personal opinion that he’s entitled to just like the people who knelt are entitled to theirs? Do people really have to be crucified because they don’t have the same opinion ?

  • stacee

    Dak has never acknowledged his blackness.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes, he can give his opinion but he should expect people to comment because the topic is very divisive.
    The problem that Dak doesn't understand is that the most of the people who are against the protest don't see the players as human beings and only see them as play things in their fantasy league.
    So he's missing the bigger picture.

  • justlooking

    I believe one of his parents is YT so he don't know any better. PO THANG

  • dru and neil

    So you think all the players should participate in the protest no matter what? Genuinely curious.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No, but Dak should at least be aware of the issue which seemed to have gone over his head.

    That's all.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    He is not connected to Black America. He is not socially conscious. He is not concerned about being unarmed and murdered, so who cares about others.

  • dru and neil

    Because I’m not a football fan I don’t have a personal stake in this, I’m not checking for my “favorite team or player” or whatever. I just see a difference opinion, one opinion is being respected, and the other isn’t.
    I appreciate the protest, but I also don’t care if a player doesn’t want to do it for their own personal reason, even if it’s financial. Since he isn’t the only player not protesting, I guess people are just upset that he spoke on the subject?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Everyone is entitled to their opinions. However, maybe a history lesson will help him understand. If MLK would have said the same thing, his dumb ninja a$#@% would not be playing football, he would be cleaning houses, streets, or collecting garbage for pennies. SMH!

  • laidbackgal4real

    Black lives matter .. no doubt about that .. but who are we to put him down for how he feels .. it’s cool because he trying to keep his cash flow going ..whatever his case is “ to each is own” as long as the rest of us know what time it is .. the others can kick rocks with open toe sandals..

  • puppylove

    NEVER. I will NEVER. No team in the NFC East can have me.

  • PhillyFacts

    Tears.....u gone learn lol

  • CocoBabe88

    “...it was just weird how he dismissed the whole situation, especially being a black man himself.”
    Lol, what in the flawed logic?? I can’t believe more black men don’t find this offensive. They’re saying that because you’re black and a man that you can’t come to your own conclusions lol. So because someone is black means they should share all of the same opinions, morals, values, and beliefs. That just because a person has the same skin color it means they are required to believe what democrats tell you to believe. Lol Wtf kind of close minded thought process is that? Sounds more like a cult than a race of people lol. These people are actually proudly professing this ignorance in public too, lol. Why is it that white people are free and can choose to be democrat liberal communist, whatever they want, but black people are chained to the same democrat government dependent plantation narrative? That mural is disrespectful and offensive and I hope someone throws paint on it or maybe some rational citizens will have it covered.

  • Simone

    "Kneeling don't have nothing to do with the game"...That is exactly why players should go protest in front of a police station in their community and not kneel before, after or during game time. Go protest on your own time, not your employer's, The NFL, time.

  • Decked Out

    #zackly

  • Decked Out

    never ever and will never ever

  • LYRICS

    I was just saying the same thing to myself......"Is it b/c he's half breed (or half breed looking) y he disagrees?" Either way, he's entitled to his own. He's not feeding me, fu*kin' me, or financing me, so whether he sits, kneels, or does a back flip on his di*k, his opinion means NADA TO ME!!!

  • LYRICS

    I DON'T PLAY THAT ISH!!! I checked someone and I said to her, "Sweetie, just b/c u take blk d!ck doesn't mean I condone that ISHT!! Your blk bf may like u to call him that while ur swallowing him, but lemme tell u this, U. ARE. WHITE! IF U say that ish and one of my NUKKAZ (yea i said it, and proved my point) happens to be here, I.AM.NOT SAVING U!!!" I'm NOT THE ONE!! SHUT IT DOWN!!! She hasn't used the word since, or at least not in my presence! I highly agree that ppl think that associating, "liking" blk culture, or "having blk friends" gives them a pass. IT DOES NOT!!!

  • BingBangBoom

    You said that!