In our Season 11 debut episode, Graham travels to Dallas to spend a day with Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. The NFL star details plans for fighting social injustice and opens up about his brother’s death. Plus, Prescott takes Graham out for an ATV ride and puts the host’s pass-catching ability to the test.
The youngest of three boys, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had to grow up tough. He recounts some of the often painful competitions he got into with his older brothers, and how his mother encouraged him not to back down. Peggy Prescott worked the graveyard shift to provide for her sons, and despite having little, ‘Mama P’ would also care for other kids in the neighborhood. Plus, Dak describes how he ended up becoming roommates with his mom.
Growing up, Dak Prescott didn’t have much. From trailer park-living to nights in a motel because they couldn’t pay the electric bill, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback spent his childhood in poverty. But he says his mother worked hard to keep that struggle from her sons and he wouldn’t change that for anything. The trials he faced created a man who was able to appreciate and trust others, and ultimately instilled in him the love of football he has today.
From playing in the field with his brothers as a child to the NFL Draft, Dak Prescott describes a career of overcoming the doubts of coaches, teammates and scouts to reach the goal he’s had all along: be the quarterback. With brothers who were linemen, it took an unexpected move by a rec league coach to give young Dak a chance and a stellar senior year to keep from playing tight end at LSU. Plus, Dak describes how he had to again defy expectations as he entered the NFL draft, and the dream phone call that changed everything.
Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott has spent his career proving all the doubters wrong, from his recreation league coach in middle school to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Prescott talks about replacing Tony Romo, why he screams at his team and how important it is to know about what is going on in their lives. Plus, Prescott weighs in on the firing of Jason Garrett.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been playing on his rookie contract, earning a little under $5 million. He says sometimes there should be a discussion as to whether or not those contracts should be reevaluated, because teams can take advantage. But what there shouldn’t be is people who don’t know the ins and outs of the situation weighing in on the negotiations. Dak’s eldest brother, Tad, said he is surprised at the stalled negotiations. Plus, Prescott talks about why his negotiation is taking longer, and the impact of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ contract on his negotiation.
Dak Prescott’s family history is complicated, his parents’ divorce created challenges, placing pressure on their finances and thrusting his older brother, Tad, into a role of adult responsibility. Dak says, as the youngest, he was shielded from a lot of things. Plus, Dak opens up about his relationship with his mom and her fight against cancer.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott struggled with anxiety, depression and sleeplessness during the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic. One night though, he slept, the best sleep he’d had in a long time. But he woke up to the worst news: his older brother Jace had taken his own life. Prescott acknowledges his brother struggled while watching their mom fight colon cancer. That isn’t how he wants Jace to be remembered. Plus, an emotional Tad Prescott on how Jace’s death has impacted his family.
When Dak Prescott’s mother found out she was pregnant with his oldest brother, she ran away from home. It was the South in the 1970s and her parents did not approve of her relationship with a black man. Prescott and his brothers always tried to educate people on race and intrinsic humanity, but he understands racism persists. Even now, as the well-known quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Prescott feels uneasy when he sees a cop behind him. That is why he donated $1 million to help educate officers. Also, Dak’s brother Tad discusses the generational differences that may contribute to racial tensions.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott discusses the return of football during the COVID-19 pandemic, including what the game would look like without fans.
When Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott won the Pepsi Rookie of the Year award, he went from living in a townhouse to a real house. But for him, partnerships aren’t just about the money; he needs to know the brand and what it represents. Plus, Prescott talks about some of his most memorable celebrations, moments when he felt the love of his fans and the best games he has ever watched.
As a child, Dak Prescott struggled with asthma and allergies. His family schedule sometimes revolved around his care and he was often hospitalized. That is, until he got a teacup Chihuahua.
Dallas Cowboy Dak Prescott takes show host Graham Bensinger on an off-road ATV of his 7-acre property and shows off his new personal football field and putting green under construction. Plus, Dak and his brother Tad teach Graham how to fish.
Growing up, Dak Prescott was surrounded by doubters, but not his family. His father, Nathaniel, recalls telling the Dallas Cowboys quarterback that he could do anything. Eldest brother, Tad, recounts how the three Prescott brothers made each other tougher, and supported each other. Plus, Nathaniel tells how his son found an interesting use for his HotWheels toys.
Former Haughton High School football coach Rodney Guin talks about the talent he saw in the young Dak Prescott, despite the lack of excitement from scouts. Plus, Guin on why coaches were a little afraid of Dak’s mother, Peggy.
Nathaniel Prescott describes the late Peggy Prescott as a “mama lion.” Keeping her family together, strong and safe was the most important thing for her. That may have been one of the reasons she kept her cancer and its severity underwraps. Nathaniel discusses the impact Peggy’s death had on their sons, particularly Jace. Plus, he discusses how Jace’s death brought the family closer together.