Jace Prescott, an older brother of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, died Thursday morning according to Jason Pugh, assistant athletic director for media relations at Northwestern State in Louisiana.
At 6-foot-6, 343 pounds, Jace played offensive line for the Demons from 2008-10.
No cause of death was given.
Late Thursday the Cowboys released a statement: “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.”
Jace was the middle of three brothers, between the oldest Tad and Dak, who is 26. The Prescotts lost their mother, Peggy, to colon cancer in 2013.
The three brothers grew up close, supporting each other as Peggy worked multiple jobs to make ends meet. Their bond only deepened after she died.
“You can see each of us in (Dak),” Jace Prescott told USA TODAY Sports last August. “But I think he’s his own man for sure.”
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on brothers Tad, Jace co-starring in @CampbellsChunky commercial: “When you’re able to share that moment with your brothers, see them being rookies in front of the camera?
“It was an awesome experience. … Yeah, they’re stars now. pic.twitter.com/0jKItGWtVi
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) September 19, 2019
The three brothers co-starred in a Campbell’s Chunky Soup commercial together last summer. It was a nod to their mother, Peggy, who had told her oldest to watch out for Jace and Dak.
“That was one of the things when she was on her death bed: ‘Tad, you have to make sure you three stay together,’” Tad Prescott told USA TODAY Sports in August. “I know how proud she would have to see the growth in her three boys, and not only that but the way they were able to stay together.”
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SOURCE: USA Today, Jori Epstein and Roy Lang III