The Dallas Cowboys improved to 11-1 on the season by beating the Vikings last Thursday, and rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott celebrated clinching a playoff spot a few days later by visiting a nightclub on Monday and popping bottles of champagne.
In a league where coaches and owners are more afraid of their players “causing a distraction” than seemingly anything else, the TMZ footage has the potential to rock the boat in Dallas, and on Wednesday's “Undisputed,” Shannon Sharpe advised Dak Prescott to hold off on any more trips to the club until the season is over.
“Dak, if I could give you any advice, you’ve got two months left. And if everything bounces your way, you have an opportunity to win Super Bowl 51. Bro, if you want to take the month after that and go to the club every night, have at it.
But right now, keep your focus on football, and for two months, just say ‘you know what Zeke, if you wanna go, go, but I’m gonna be in my playbook. I’m gonna be home, because I don’t even want the mention …’”
“I wanted to go a little bit. But I just think about the perception of it all. And I love my sleep.”
Skip Bayless argued that pro athletes should never visit clubs after midnight.
“People hate to hear it from me, but I have been consistently right about this: Any professional athlete – or for that matter, college star athlete – after midnight in a nightclub is in jeopardy. It’s a bad place, it’s the most dangerous place you can be. It’s the equivalent of motorcycle riding or bungee jumping or skydiving. It should be written into the contract [that] you can’t be in nightclubs after midnight.”
"Any professional athlete… in a night club is in jeopardy. It's the most dangerous place you can be." — Skip reacts to Dak & Zeke partying pic.twitter.com/Bb5vD4o2Zl