Dallas Cowboys star Dak Prescott’s older brother Jace dies at 31 after inspiring quarterback’s NFL career – The Sun

Dallas Cowboys star Dak Prescott's older brother Jace died at 31 after inspiring the quarterback’s NFL career.

Jace Prescott passed away on Thursday, the Cowboys confirmed in a statement.

His cause of death has not yet been revealed.

The middle brother of three was a former offensive lineman at Northwestern State in Louisiana and played with the team from 2008 to 2010.

The Cowboys said in an official statement: “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.”

Dak is now struggling with the lost of two family members, his brother Jace and his mom Peggy, who passed away to colon cancer in 2013.

The three Prescott brothers – Jace, Dak, and Tad – were featured in a Campbell's "Champions of Chunky" commercial last year – in a tribute to their mom.

Their uncle told the Fort Worth Star Telegram: "It’s the worst day of my life, all of our lives.

"We’re all freaking devastated."

Jerry Jones, the team's owner said: "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."

Dak will be entering his fifth season with the Dallas Cowboys this year.

The Director of Athletics at Northwestern State University, Greg Burke, called remembered Jace as a "great guy, humble and athletic yet a brute."

He tweeted Thursday night: "Remember at Texas State, after they kicked a FG in OT, we ran the ball six straight times behind Jace and our OT Booker to win the game."

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