Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has a message for the fans who take to social media to vent about their betting losses. “Stop Gambling,” said Prescott, among other things, when asked about certain fans using platforms like Twitter (also known as X) to lash out about missed earnings.
Dak Prescott on critical fans on social media: “I get when fans are upset. I get it. I was once there. … I laugh at it because I understand it’s an angry fan.”
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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: Understands the Frustration of Fans Losing Money
Prescott spoke to the media on Tuesday, and when asked about sports betting fans tweeting after a loss, he said, “I get when fans are upset. I get it. I was once there. … I laugh at it because I understand it’s an angry fan.”
Prescott shared his understanding with those fans demoralized after a loss. The Dallas Cowboys are 7-3 this season, so they have mostly made good when it comes to winning. However, Las Vegas provides sports bettors many options outside of betting winners and losers, like betting against the spread or in a parlay. That leaves Prescott and other NFL stars open to criticism if they don’t win by enough or can’t keep the score close enough in a loss.
Prescott continued, saying, “But then there are other cases … those are the times you have to remember, he must’ve had his whole rent on that one. Once again, I give him grace, and I understand and say, ‘Stop gambling.'” Sportsbooks have plenty of tools for gamblers to bet responsibly, like bet limits and a problem gambling hotline, but that still doesn’t stop some fans from exceeding their limit. Prescott’s straightforward answer to the solution is to hang up the proverbial gambling shoes and walk away.
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson: Also Sounds Off on Disgruntled NFL Fans
Gunslinger Dak Prescott wasn’t the only one to give out advice to sports bettors on Tuesday. Minnesota Vikings star Justin Jefferson took to Twitter, saying, “My health is way more important than you winning your fantasy games. It doesn’t matter how many times y’all flood my dms (direct messages) talking about me selling your team. I DONT CARE.”
Jefferson remains on the sideline while nursing a hamstring injury that placed him on the injured reserve (IR). It’s become commonplace for fans to go as far as direct messaging a player when they underperform per Vegas’ standards, a familiar theme players are not pleased with. Last season, Philadephia Eagles running back Miles Sanders also sounded off on fans who messaged him, emphasizing how little he cares about a fan’s bet slip or fantasy team.
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