Dak Prescott Reveals His Deepest, Darkest Secret: He’s Terrified Of Mascots

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Dak Prescott has made his name as one of the most respected quarterbacks in the NFL.

He defied all odds to become an electric quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys after only being drafted in the fourth round as the 135th overall pick, and he overcame one of the most gruesome foot injuries the football world has ever seen last season.

Pretty good for a guy who many predicted would be a lifetime backup QB, with several others predicting he would be cut before his rookie season even started back in 2016.

Needless to say, the guy is tough as nails.

Or, is he?

With the adversity the man has overcome, you would think he’s not scared of anything. However, there’s one thing that absolutely petrifies him:

People in costumes – even mascots.

That’s right. according to an interview he did with HBO’s Hard Knocks, the man ain’t coming near anybody in a costume:

“You know that person in the costume, you don’t know who the f*ck he is. He’s up to something.

That’s why I never did anything haunted. I used to tell my mom: ‘That’s the perfect place to kill somebody. Why would I do that?’ I told her that, she understood, never made me.

Y’all think it’s a fake chainsaw, you don’t know if one of them crazy motherf***ers put a blade on that sh*t one day.”

So what you’re trying to tell me, is that this man can recover from an injury where his foot was looking back at him, and take constant hits from 6’5 330 lb. defensive linemen on a daily basis, but he can’t look a fuzzy fake mascot in the eye without freaking out?

It’ll be interesting to see how many opposing teams’ mascots take this into consideration this season.

Gonna have one eye downfield and one on Swoop.

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