To Spend More Time With His Family, Dak Prescott Turns Down TV Appearance!

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is unfazed by his recent rise in fame and refuses to get carried away. The rookie has his priorities in check and at the moment he’s focusing solely on his game.

Where most young athletes would get carried away, Prescott has done well to stay grounded. He’s led his team to an impressive 5-1 start this season and is still looking to improve. Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram claims that Prescott turned down several offers, including an appearance on a late-night show, because he wanted to focus on his game.

“It’s football and family. That’s what I focus on. If I have time to get away and spend time with my family that I’m not going to get to do for a while that I haven’t done for a while. I’m going to take advantage of it. It’s more important to me to spend time with my family than go with those deals,” Prescott was quoted saying.

“One of them was a late night show with somebody. Another one was out of country and that was definitely no. Those deals will be there. If they really want it bad enough they will find a way.” Cowboys rookie Peter Hill will return home to spend some time with his grandma and maybe even do some fishing. This is most certainly not the norm, as most players try to take advantage of their fame as soon as it comes, knowing full well that it can disappear in the blink of an eye.

Not Prescott – the quarterback understands how important it is to stay grounded and not get carried away when you’re in the spotlight. “I want to go home and be away,” Prescott said. “I got all the time in the world to do that to go to Vegas or Miami. I can do that in the off-season. I got one weekend during this long strenuous period. I’m going to go get off my feet.”

If Prescott’s off-field behavior was a bit disconcerting before the draft, a great start to the season has washed away any fears of potentially erratic behavior. It’s certainly an exciting time for Cowboys fans, who will have high hopes for the future.