Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has encountered a rocky start to training camp, with tensions escalating between him and star cornerback Trevon Diggs during a practice this week.
The altercation unfolded when Prescott scrambled out of the pocket, only to be halted by the defense.
Taking pleasure in the shut-down play, Diggs taunted Prescott, yelling: “Box! Box!” before adding, “Shut your b*tch ass up,” and walking away.
Trevon Diggs got into it with Dak 👀
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 2, 2023
Former all-pro running back LeSean McCoy, who witnessed the exchange, expressed his concern about the players’ lack of respect for their franchise quarterback.
McCoy emphasized that during his career, playing alongside notable quarterbacks such as Michael Vick, Tom Brady, Josh Allen, and Patrick Mahomes, no teammate would dare to address the quarterback in such a disrespectful manner.
.@CutOnDime25: Trevon Diggs trash-talking Dak shows they don't respect him. 👀
"I played with Michael Vick, played with Tom Brady, played with Josh Allen, played with Patrick Mahomes, nobody on the team would even fix they lips to say something like that to the quarterback." pic.twitter.com/iVSF2xFaQE
— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) August 2, 2023
Entering his eighth year in the NFL, Prescott has enjoyed success in regular-season games but has struggled during playoff appearances.
Despite vowing to reduce interceptions this season and expressing confidence in avoiding double-digit picks, Prescott led the league last year with 15 interceptions.
As the Cowboys gear up for a crucial Week 1 primetime matchup against the New York Giants, all eyes are on Prescott, who aims to rebound from his inconsistencies.
Do you agree with McCoy that Cowboy players don’t respect Dak?
Or do you think the whole situation is blown out of proportion and it’s just a case of two competitors going at it?
Either way, how do you think the Cowboys will do this season?