Cowboys QB Dak Prescott pledges $1 million to improve police training
Updated: Jun 4, 2020
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott made a post to his 1.9 Instagram followers Wednesday to voice his thoughts on the death of George Floyd and protest that are taking place.
Dak also pledged $1 million to “improve our police training and address systematic racism through education and advocacy.”
He also conveyed his support for the protests and riots going on in Dallas while discouraging looting and violence. Dak also challenged the police to hold themselves and other officers accountable for their actions.
"When you chose to wear the badge of a police officer, you pledged to PROTECT life and property through the enforcement of our laws and regulations," Prescott wrote. "How can you claim to uphold the law when those within your own ranks don't abide by it? You need to hold your own accountable!"
Prescott also mentioned being multiracial “is beautiful and that is what this country is.”
Prescott begins his fifth year as starting quarterback for the Cowboys this season. The team placed the franchise tag on him in March, guaranteeing him $31.4 million this year, which is the final year of his rookie deal.