Dak Prescott ‘feared’ he might have kids after Uvalde shooting

Dak Prescott is not a father.

Tuesday’s horrific mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, however, left the Dallas Cowboys quarterback scared of even becoming a parent, let alone sending his kids to school one day.

“Honestly, it scares me to have kids,” Prescott said Wednesday after practice, . “And that’s not true. It’s sad. …. I don’t care if you’re an athlete or not. We are talking about children. We talk about the future. I mean, I don’t have kids and I can’t imagine having to send my child to school with this anxiety.

Prescott is far from alone. The sports world, like the rest of the country, was in shock on Tuesday after the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

An 18-year-old gunman killed at least 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, located about 90 minutes west of San Antonio. . The shooting was the deadliest at a school in the United States since the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut nearly a decade ago.

The shooting was only the latest in the United States in recent days and was the 15th mass shooting in the country since 10 people were killed at a Buffalo grocery store 10 days earlier. that’s an average of 1.5 mass shootings a day.

Many victims at Uvalde were fourth graders, the same year Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy’s daughter is currently graduating. McCarthy, understandably, was extremely emotional when talking about Wednesday’s shooting.

“We have to be better,” McCarthy said, . “There has to be a better way. We know there is a better way. And we have to do things to make it better. Not protecting the future of our community is tragic. It makes me sick as I’m sure that makes everyone.”

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school scared him even about having kids. (Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)