The normal post-Draft flow of NFL news was stopped abruptly this morning when it was learned that Jace Prescott, the older brother of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, died suddenly at the age of 31.
No official cause of death was given.
“The older Prescott was an offensive lineman a decade ago at Northwestern State in Louisiana, where the Prescott brothers Tad, Jace and Dak grew up,” the Associated Press reports. “Jace Prescott played three seasons at Northwestern State, starting all 11 games in his final season in 2010.
“Dak Prescott appeared in a Campbell’s Chunky Soup commercial with his two brothers that aired last season. Their mother, Peggy Prescott, died of colon cancer in 2013.”
The Cowboys released a statement expressing their sorrow for the their quarterback and his family.
“The loss of Tad and Dak’s brother is devastating,” the statement read. “At this incredibly difficult time, the Prescott family asks only for prayers and respect for their privacy.”
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones added his own personal condolences.
“We are so saddened that Dak has lost his brother,” Jones said. “We want him to help him get through this time.”
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