Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested the father of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on marijuana charges.
A trooper conducted a traffic stop at about 4 p.m. Saturday on Highway 87 in Orange County.
According to the DPS, the trooper discovered marijuana in the pocket of the driver’s side door of the Cadillac Escalade.
The driver was identified as Nathaniel Prescott, 57, of Pflugerville.
Prescott was driving on Highway 87 in Orange County, TX, approximately an hour and a half outside of Houston when he was stopped for a traffic violation.
During the stop, troopers discovered less than 2 grams of marijuana in the driver’s side door of his Cadillac Escalade and arrested Prescott for misdemeanor possession, notably a Class B offense.
He was taken to the Orange County Jail for the misdemeanor offense. He posted $500 bond and was released.
As noted by Star Telegram, another unfortunate issue has been added to the plate of the Cowboys quarterback who has already been dealing with the swirling controversy surrounding his unintended comments about the social justice protests during the national anthem.
To his credit, Prescott has remained singularly focused on getting ready for the upcoming season and has not let any distractions impact his play in practice and games, including the reported arrest of his father.
Owner Jerry Jones acknowledged as much on Sunday.
“I was really pleased with what he’s doing,” Jones said. “I’ve been pleased all camp. I get the benefit of what is going on off the field. I get the benefit of what goes on in the meetings, what they’re trying to do and what they’re getting done, his grasp of where we’re trying to go with the offense, all of that. I’m really pleased. I’m really pleased with how focused and how it should be, how much he has zeroed in on the task at hand.”