Dak Prescott Reveals Older Brother Killed Himself, ‘He Had A Lot Of Burdens On Him’
Dak prescott just revealed that his older brother took his own life last spring … and the Dallas Cowboys QB says he’s still struggling to cope with it all.
“I will never have another hug in my life like the ones he gave,” Prescott said of his big brother, Jace. “He was my best friend.”
Jace tragically dead at 31 in April … but the family only revealed the cause of death when Dak and her other brother, Tad, sat down for a recent interview with Graham bensinger.
The two Prescott brothers were extremely moved as they spoke of Jace’s death … with Dak saying he believed their mother’s deadly battle with colon cancer in 2013 had an indescribable impact on Jace.
“Jace at the time was graduating and was home, was with her and watched her,” said Dak, 27, who was away from home playing at Mississippi State at the time.
“She couldn’t necessarily hide it from Jace because he was there every day. He saw the times when she would probably have to spend more than 10 hours throwing up, this and that, and saw the meds she needed. to take.”
“And, almost, you can’t even put the burden into words,” Dak continued. “It’s something only Jace knew. And he didn’t necessarily share that. And Jace was never really a talker so when something like that was a huge burden on him, he didn’t know how to share it. I don’t know how to be vulnerable about it. “
Dak says he was sleeping when Jace died by suicide … saying his father had to wake him up and tell him “some of the worst news I’ll ever have.”
Dak says he cried for about 30 minutes with his dad and his friends … and added, “I wanted to ask ‘Why?’ for so many reasons. “
The NFL star says he is now imploring others to open up about their struggles … adding, “It showed me how vulnerable we have to be as humans.”
“As we have to be open because our adversity, our struggles, what we are going through will always be too much for ourselves and maybe too much for even one or two people.”
“But never too much for a community or never too much for the people and family you love. So we have to share these things.”
If you or someone you know has depression or suicidal thoughts, call National lifeline for suicide prevention at 1-800-273-8255.
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