Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has pledged $1 million Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Dak Prescott pledges $1M to improve police training, address systematic racism

The death of George Floyd continues to spark outrage across the country, and many athletes are doing their part to speak out against racism and police brutality in various different ways.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has made one of the biggest contributions to the movement by pledging $1 million "to improve police training and address systematic racism through education and advocacy in our country."

The post contained Prescott's first comments since the death of Floyd, and the 26-year-old even revealed he's been experiencing anxiety without football amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

While Prescott noted he respects the police, he wants to see some changes and will stand by them in the reform process.

"I have the utmost respect for those of you with a passion for protecting and serving your communities. When you chose to wear the badge of a police officer, you pledged to PROTECT life and property through the enforcement of our laws and regulations. How can you claim to uphold the law when those within your ranks don't abide by it? You need to hold your own accountable. Each of you are as guilty as the men who stood beside Derek Chauvin if you do not stand up against the systemic racism plaguing our police forces nationwide. TAKE ACTION!"

Prescott's donation comes after Floyd, an African American man, died last week while being violently apprehended by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

The 46-year-old was pinned to the ground by Chauvin, who then proceeded to kneel on his neck and prevent him from breathing. Floyd pleaded for his life and even told officer Chauvin he couldn't breathe, but Chauvin refused to move off his neck.

Floyd was later pronounced dead at the hospital, and Chauvin was arrested Friday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90



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Can you name the quarterbacks with the most passing yards in a season for every NFL franchise?

An asterisk (*) indicates the team was located in another city and/or went by a different name during the season listed. 

SCORE:
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TIME:
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ARZ / 4,671 / 2015
Carson Palmer
ATL / 4,944 / 2016
Matt Ryan
BAL / 4,317 / 2016
Joe Flacco
BUF / 4,359 / 2002
Drew Bledsoe
CAR / 4,436 / 1999
Steve Beuerlein
CHI / 3,838 / 1995
Erik Kramer
CIN / 4,293 / 2013
Andy Dalton
CLE / 4,132 / 1980
Brian Sipe
DAL / 4,903 / 2012
Tony Romo
DEN / 5,477 / 2013
Peyton Manning
DET / 5,038 / 2011
Matthew Stafford
GB / 4,643 / 2011
Aaron Rodgers
HOU / 4,770 / 2009
Matt Schaub
IND / 4,761 / 2014
Andrew Luck
JAX / 4,428 / 2015
Blake Bortles
KC / 5,097 / 2018
Patrick Mahomes
LAC* / 4,802 / 1981
Dan Fouts
LAR* / 4,830 / 2001
Kurt Warner
LVR* / 4,689 / 2002
Rich Gannon
MIA / 5,084 / 1984
Dan Marino
MIN / 4,717 / 2004
Daunte Culpepper
NE / 5,235 / 2011
Tom Brady
NO / 5,476 / 2011
Drew Brees
NYG / 4,933 / 2011
Eli Manning
NYJ / 4,007 / 1967
Joe Namath
PHI / 4,039 / 2019
Carson Wentz
PIT / 5,129 / 2018
Ben Roethlisberger
SEA / 4,219 / 2016
Russell Wilson
SF / 4,278 / 2000
Jeff Garcia
TB / 5,109 / 2019
Jameis Winston
TEN* / 4,690 / 1991
Warren Moon
WAS / 4,917 / 2016
Kirk Cousins

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