Cowboys’ Dak Prescott receives postgame message from Falcons’ Hayden Hurst
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys were able to make a monumental comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2. Despite his team falling to the Cowboys, Hayden Hurst made a concerted effort to speak to Prescott after Sunday’s contest (via Bleacher Report).
Falcons TE Hayden Hurst came up to Dak after Sunday’s game to thank him for opening up about his mental health ✊ @brgridiron
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 22, 2020
Earlier this month, Prescott took time in a sit-down with Graham Bensinger to share his brother’s death earlier this year was a suicide. The Cowboys franchise quarterback would reveal he dealt with depression following his brother’s death and needed help with his mental well-being.
Prescott’s remarks caused FS1’s Skip Bayless to downplay his bout with depression, causing him to be bombarded by fans on social media. While Bayless was careless to comment on the situation, the Cowboys star was courageous to speak out on his battle with depression and anxiety.
People across the world who are experiencing an everyday battle with their mental well-being were thankful to see Prescott share his personal anecdote. On the other hand, Hurst is someone that can relate to the Pro Bowl signal-caller.
Back in March, Hurst was traded to the Atlanta Falcons after spending his first two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Not long after he arrived in Atlanta, Hurst, who is 27 years old, unveiled that he attempted to take his own life when he was 22 years old.
After his personal struggle with depression, Hurst would create a foundation with his mother, helping those who endure struggles with depression and anxiety. Some things are bigger than football, giving Prescott and Hurst a platform to speak out on important issues. In the near future, we could see both of them collaborate on something that pertains to aiding people who experience the same issues as them.