Dak Prescott and the Cowboys have had a rough week, beginning with a 23-17 loss to the 49ers at home on Sunday, which was both frustrating for the fans and the players.
After the game, Prescott expressed his dissatisfaction with the refs for the 14 penalties he was assessed in the game, some of which were vital, as well as the Cowboys’ and officials’ failure to get the ball seen after their QB draw with 14 seconds left in the game. Prescott was ripping fans for throwing things onto the field at players at one point during his press conference when he was informed that fans were actually throwing things at the officials walking off the field, and said “credit to them.” That, unsurprisingly, became a dominant story, as advocating for fans to throw bottles at anyone is not a good look, and Prescott took to Twitter earlier this week to apologize.
While it was nice of Prescott to apologize on his own initiative, it won’t spare him from the league’s unsurprising sanction of $25,000, which was allegedly levied on Thursday.
It was a foregone conclusion that the league would impose the fine, as they, like every other professional sports league, do not want to publicly criticize officials. However, it will be another eight months before Prescott and the Cowboys can start trying to right the wrongs of yet another early playoff loss, which is a relief for everyone parties involved.