WASHINGTON — Weather on Sunday was about as bad as it gets in Washington, D.C., while the Redskins hosted the Dallas Cowboys.
What started as light rain the low 60’s dropped into driving rain in the upper 40’s as the game wore on.
It was the type of rain that not only affects all facets of the game (including a slew of injuries) but also could have a lingering effect as the natural grass surface got chewed up by cleats.
So, what is it like to play in rain like that? Well, if you can believe it, it’s a lot like playing in rain, at least according to Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
“I don’t know if I can explain it,” Prescott told the media after the game. “I guess the next rainy day, go outside and take a ball and see what you can do with it. Good luck with it. It’s tough. It’s slippery, and the ball gets heavy.”
“It’s tough, but you just have to fight through it. I mean, it’s football.”
Rain is rain. Football is football. Not sure what everyone was expecting, but those are the facts.
To be fair to the person asking the question, Prescott is a young quarterback who plays all of his home games in a dome. This is likely some of the worst weather that he’s encountered as a pro, and he conquered both the elements and the Redskins.
To be fair to Prescott, he actually put some time into answering the question of what it’s like to do his job.