Joel Klatt: “We have been hit with some tough news during the show tonight. It is official, and of sensitive nature involving the Dallas Cowboys… Dak Prescott’s brother, Jace Prescott, passed away.” (Live Segment at Bottom of Page)
Jay Glazer: “We don’t know the cause yet. We got the news in the middle of this first round. I’m close to Dak and the Cowboys, and man, you guys knew it hit me during the first round. The football community is a really close community, and we just rent these bodies, but I choose to believe the souls live on forever. God bless Dak and his whole family and hopefully we’re able to sit here and continue to give you guys some escape from the real world.”
Fox Sports NFL Draft hosts Jay Glazer, Joel Klatt, and Peter Schrager were hit with tragic news Live on air during their 2020 Draft coverage, breaking news during the show that 31-year-old older brother of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had been found dead Thursday.
The Cowboys released this statement while the Draft transpired:
"It is with great sadness and support that we share the news of the passing of Jace Prescott today. The loss of Tad and Dak's brother is devastating. At this incredibly difficult time, the Prescott family asks only for prayers and respect for their privacy."
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also acknowledged the news while the virtual event was going on, saying in a video message:
"We are so saddened that Dak has lost his brother. We want to help him get through this time. Whatever we can do to help him get through this tough time. When you're young, and Dak is young, death is really hard to understand to think about or live with. I have a particular sensitively to players when they have a tragedy."
Jace was 31 years and the cause of death has still not been announced. He was a former offensive lineman at Northwestern State.