Earlier this year, we found out the devastating news that Jace Prescott, brother of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, died at the age of 31.
No cause of death was available at the time, and led many to suspect he had committed suicide. That was indeed the case.
Dak Prescott just revealed his older brother took his own life during a sit-down interview where he revealed he’s still having a hard time coping with it all.
“I’ll never get another hug in my life like the ones he gave,” Prescott said of his big brother, Jace. “He was my best friend.”
“Jace at the time was finishing with school and was home, was with her and watched it,” said 27-year-old Dak, 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 where she would have to spend probably 10-plus hours throwing up, this and that, and saw the medicine she had to take.”
“And, almost, you can’t even put into the words the burden,” Dak continued. “It’s something only Jace knew. And he didn’t necessarily share that. And Jace was never really much of a talker so when something like that was a huge burden on him, he didn’t know how to share it. He didn’t know how to be vulnerable about it.”
Dak says he was asleep when Jace died by suicide … saying his father had to wake him up and deliver “some of the worst news that I’ll ever get.”
“I wanted to ask ‘Why?’ for so many reasons.”
Prescott played football at Northwestern State as an offensive lineman from 2008-10 after playing at Haughton High School in Louisiana.
Jace appeared in a Campbell’s Soup commercial last year along with Dak and older brother Tad.
Their mother, Peggy, died of colon cancer in 2013.