Mike McCarthy praises Dak Prescott for opening up about mental health
Dak Prescott put himself out there and Skip Bayless took it too far.
On an episode of “In Depth with Graham Bensinger,” the Dallas Cowboys quarterback opened up about his brother’s suicide and how he has battled depression. As all mental health discussions do, there was personal information revealed.
“All throughout this quarantine and this offseason, I started experiencing emotions I’ve never felt before,” Prescott told Bensinger, via CBS Sports. “Anxiety for the main one. And then, honestly, a couple of days before my brother passed, I would say I started experiencing depression. And to the point of, I didn’t want to work out anymore. I didn’t know necessarily what I was going through, to say the least, and hadn’t been sleeping at all.”
Bayless has been on the wrong end of criticism for his recent comments about Prescott. After the team’s quarterback revealed he has battled depression this year, Bayless took it upon himself to question Prescott’s ability as a leader as he deals with mental illness.
Current and former players, media outlets, and fans have blasted Bayless online. Prescott’s head coach, Mike McCarthy, was the latest according to NFL Insider Jane Slater.
“HC Mike McCarthy on Dak Prescott and his admission about his mental health: “A remarkable young man.” Says he’s beyond his years. “I admire the young man.”
Owner Jerry Jones was another that rushed to the defense of his quarterback.
“Dak’s willingness to be transparent and share his difficult times and share it with such stature and class — it just, you always go back to that word ‘leadership,’” Jones said during an interview on 105.3 The Fan.
Needless to say, this was a horrible take by Bayless. Hopefully, he learned a lesson.