NBC football analystis taking heat for calling Dallas Cowboys quarterback ’s season-ending ankle injury “a blessing in disguise” for the team.
Here’s the play. (Be warned: It’s tough to watch.)
“As tough as this is for Dak Prescott, it might be a blessing in disguise for the Cowboys,” Dungy, a former NFL head coach, said. “They’ve got a good veteran quarterback (backup Andy Dalton) who can make some plays, and this might cause them to get back to their old formula.”.
Dungy later tried to explain his remarks on Twitter. “Blessing in disguise was a poor choice of words by me,” he wrote. “It’s not a blessing for Dak. What I meant is that for the Cowboys the season is not over.”
Blessing in disguise was a poor choice of words by me. It’s not a blessing for Dak. What I meant was that for the Cowboys the season is not over. Andy Dalton is very capable and changing the focus back to Elliott could help the defense. But I feel very badly for Dak.
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy)