Cowboys front office addresses Dak and Zeke neglecting social distancing rules
The front office is getting involved.
According to TMZ Sports, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott have been criticized for allegedly holding a birthday party despite recommendations laid out for social distancing.
TMZ Sports shared the photos from the party that took place this past weekend. It appears that 30 people were in attendance, while the location is reportedly at Prescott’s house.
“The turn up went down Friday night at the Dallas Cowboys QB’s crib in Prosper, TX, and his star running back was there as a guest,” TMZ said in its report. “We’re told it was a birthday party for one of Dak’s friends, and at the height of the bash, there were about 30 guests.”
According to Jon Machota of The Athletic, the Cowboys are not happy about it. Machota tweeted out Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones’ statement.
“We’ve certainly communicated with Dak and Zeke,” said Jones on 95.3 The Fan. “I think they’re certainly aware now of how sensitive these situations are. I don’t think you’ll be seeing that any more. They are certainly guys that we have the utmost respect for. I certainly know they understand the sensitivity of the situation we’re in, it’s certainly very serious and something we know they understand.”
TMZ also reported that Prescott held a dinner for a smaller number of people later in the night. The report also stated that there were not more than the recommended 10 people in the house.
According to the report, the Prosper Police Department investigated the complaint about the party, but were unable to find anything as proof towards the allegations.
“The Prosper Police Department did respond to the Prescott residence after receiving a report of a potential ‘party,’” Scott M. Brewer, an assistant chief with the Prosper Police Department, told the Star-Telegram on Saturday night.
Neither Prescott or Elliott responded to TMZ about the allegations. However, Prescott gave a statement, which was picked up by ESPN, stating he was “frustrated” with how the media portrayed the situation.
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said on @1053thefan that they have reached out to Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott about not having social gatherings during this time pic.twitter.com/Ix1VvTfef6
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 14, 2020