On what should have been a day for celebrating, it was somber in the house of Dak Prescott.
When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb at No. 15, it was supposed to be a celebration. Prescott’s arsenal now contains Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Ezekiel Elliott, and one of the best receivers in the draft.
Lamb, the 6-foot-2, 192-pound wideout from Oklahoma, rounds out the receiving corps with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. The combination of the three ranks right up there as the best trio in the league.
Coming into the draft, Lamb was pegged as one of the best receivers in this class. Last season, Lamb caught 62 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns. It sounds like a three-headed monster is budding in Dallas, which makes it exciting.
Instead, the Cowboys announced that Prescott’s brother, Jace, passed away at the age of 31.
Jace was the middle brother, who also was a football player. He played offensive line at Haughton High School from 2008 to 2010. He was a major part of Prescott’s life off the field.
The family was close-knit after the death of their mother in 2013 after a battle with colon cancer. Jace was even featured in a Chunky Soup commercial, along with their third brother Tad.
RIP and best regards to the Prescott family.