Dak Prescott is a pretty popular dude these days. A few months ago, he was the guy the Dallas Cowboys took in the fourth round to be their developmental third-string quarterback. Now, he’s the key cog on an 11-1 team that looks poised to make a run to the Super Bowl. And when you’re the starting quarterback for a team with one of the largest fan bases in the NFL, you tend to attract media attention, which, though it might be great for you, is not so great for your teammate who happens to have the locker next to you.
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Cowboys linebacker Kyle Wilber is that poor soul. The media scrum that surrounds Prescott on Wednesdays after practice (see above) is so large that it completely envelops the neighboring locker, which belongs to Wilber. So Wilber, who usually walks out of the shower in nothing but a towel, is forced to wait until the media is done asking Prescott questions before he can even start to get dressed.
“This has been since OTAs, training camp . . . every single day of my life,” Wilbert told Cover 4. “I’m just glad it’s only happening now and I haven’t been next to [Tony] Romo my entire career.”
Wilber says that some members of the media, in an effort to squeeze in closer to Prescott, kneel on top of his clothes. Though he resembles “38-year-old Dak Prescott,” as Wilbert refers to himself, he receives none of the perks that his quarterback does. Instead, Wilbert waits in the background, freezing, until he can finally access his locker.
Stay strong, Kyle.