Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott sent flowers to Emmitt Smith after mother’s death

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott talks with Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith before Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott talks with Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith before Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. AP

Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback sensation Dak Prescott continues to strike the right chord on and off the field.

It was Prescott who comforted receiver Dez Bryant following his father’s death a few weeks ago.

Prescott became a viral sensation earlier this season and perfect ambassador for the “Don’t Mess With Texas” campaign when he was caught on television picking up a cup on the sideline and throwing in the trash can during a game.

And now Prescott has warmed the heart of Cowboys legend and Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith.

Smith attended the Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he got a chance to watch rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott for the first time and witness Prescott’s record performance. Prescott completed 32 of 36 passes for 279 yards in the Cowboys 26-20 victory. It was the second-best completion percentage in the NFL history and best in the team history.

Smith was moved to the point of posting a video message to Twitter. He personally thanked Prescott for sending flowers to him and his family following his mother’s passing a few weeks ago.

"It was great going to the Cowboy game tonight to see them against the Bucs. It was even more awesome to watch Zeke do it in person. And Dak Prescott," Smith said. "And Dak, I just want to say thank you, man. You sent flowers to me and my family during our time of need with the loss of my mother. Just shows what kind of character you have.”

Prescott’s mother died of colon cancer in 2013 so the loss of a parent is near and dear to him.

Smith recorded the video with three Super Bowl trophies in the background. He was the foundation of the team’s three Super Bowl titles in the 1990s before becoming the league’s all-time leading rusher.

Smith believes the Cowboys have what it takes to get another Super Bowl title behind the play of Prescott and Elliott. At 12-2, the Cowboys have the best record in the NFC and are tied with the New England Patriots for the best record in the NFL.

Smith told them to “go get your ring.”

"I'm so proud of the Dallas Cowboys right now,” continued Smith. “These boys are on their way to try to accomplish one of these three things that you see behind me right now. So I wish them the best of luck. Much love for Dak, much love for Zeke and definitely much love for my Dallas Cowboys. Good luck guys, stay healthy and go get your ring."

Related stories from Fort Worth Star Telegram