Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has broken his silence on the death of George Floyd by announcing a one million dollar donation to improve police training with the goal of ending racial injustice between law enforcement and minorities.
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Kaitlin O'Toole: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott breaks silence on the death of George Floyd and is pledging one million dollars to "Improve our police training and address systematic racism through education and advocacy." Joining me now is Cowboys maven Mike Fisher and SI's Fantasy and gambling analyst Corey Parson. Mike, the 26 year old isn't just emerging as a leader for the Cowboys, but is now taking a leadership role for the entire National Football League. What more can you tell us on this?
Mike Fisher: Well, so many of us have struggled with what to say and when to say it, what to do. So many of us have tried to make sure that we're trying to contribute in the right way, starting with the base of the tree, the trunk of the tree, the root of the tree, which is that we should all be able to agree about the evils of racism. What Dak Prescott has done here is take his time and then find the exact right note in ways that mentioned the passing of his brother, the passing of his mother, and the inspiration he takes from both of those to the point where, Kaitlin, as you mentioned, this isn't something that's just going to resonate in the Cowboys locker room. This isn't something that's just going to resonate in this community, given the power of America's team. What Dak Prescott is doing is something that can resonate nationally.
Kaitlin O'Toole: Absolutely. Corey, I want to go to you, you know, Dak is a leader not only on the field, but off the field, and he is taking a big step to offer a solution to a very real problem.
Corey Parson: Oh, yes, he did exactly that. Hey, you know what? I'm gonna be honest with you. I have been critical of Dak Prescott at times in the past because I presume that he was not standing on the same side as Colin Kaepernick. But what we're seeing now is as we reach across and start to talk to other people and they see the systemic injustices in this country, we're starting to see that people are coming closer together than we think. And I thought it was a very noble thing that Dak Prescott did with that one million dollar donation, looking through some of those quotes. He says stuff like, I will act alongside all of you. So I think I was very impressed by Dak Prescott about that. I've changed my opinion of where he stands on this issues. And because he came out and he showed action and that, in fact, he had been so moved by that I have decided to join Dak Prescott and donate $25,000 of my own money to his cause.
Kaitlin O'Toole: That's amazing Corey. You're about to get me in tears. It's really amazing to see everyone come together during this time. Guys, thank you so much for being here. I appreciate your insight.
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