When it comes to football players being vaccinated or not, it’s becoming quite the hot topic as of late. Ever since it was discovered that quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers was unvaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus, many have been wondering if quarterback Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys is vaccinated or not.
At this point in time, it’s unknown whether or not Prescott is vaccinated against COVID-19. Back in late July, Prescott had the following to say about vaccinations in general in an article written by Jelani Scott of NFL.com:
"“I don’t necessarily think that’s exactly important. I think that’s HIPAA.”"
At the time, the media took this as Prescott keeping his vaccination choice to himself, much to the frenzy of reporters and fans assuming he wasn’t going to get vaccinated. It wasn’t until a few days later that owner and general manager Jerry Jones wanted to set the record straight on whether or not Prescott was vaccinated against COVID-19.
Dak Prescott is not officially confirmed to be vaccinated against COVID-19
In an article written by Richie Whitt of Sports Illustrated, here’s what Jones had to say to calm the frenzy down and hint at what Prescott was trying to ultimately say:
"“By not answering, I think Dak was leaving the heavy lifting on that question to other people,” But let me say this: He’s doing everything possible – everything – to get ready to help this team win. So there’s your answer right there. I think I’ve answered your question.”"
In the grand scheme of things, even though there is no official report or source that 100 percent confirms Prescott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, what Jones said brings a sense of positivity around it. Yes, it’s fine if Prescott doesn’t want to divulge publically if he got his COVID-19 vaccination or not but at the end of the day, fans just want to make sure he’s protected.
With the way the world is and a new variant of COVID-19 being discovered, it’s important that players are properly protected against an outbreak if it should hit the Cowboys’ locker room. By the looks of it, Jones was pretty much hinting that yes, Prescott is doing everything within his power to win football games, which more than likely includes being vaccinated to not miss any playing time should he get hit with COVID-19.
Hopefully, Prescott won’t ever have to deal with the repercussions that Rodgers is currently facing from the media and fans for being unvaccinated against COVID-19 after months of implying he was “immunized” against the virus. All we can hope for is that Prescott made the right decision for himself and his teammates and he can continue doing what he does best on America’s Team.