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Hayden Hurst and Dak Prescott's postgame exchange

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Not loo long ago, Cowboys' quarterback Dak Prescott opened up about his battles with depression and anxiety following the unexpected suicide death of his brother back in April.

Along with coping after such a tragic loss, Prescott -- along with the rest of the world -- is trying to battle the struggles of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The quarterback made a courageous decision to speak publicly about his depression and anxiety issues in hopes of ending the stigma around mental health. That decision to speak out resonated with Falcons' tight end -- and former Raven -- Hayden Hurst.

For some time now, Hurst has been a huge advocate for mental health having battled his own issues for years. Hurst was a part of a documentary titled “Headstrong” that aired on NBC Sports Washington, which detailed his struggles with depression and anxiety as a former baseball player.

Following the match up between Dallas and Atlanta this past weekend, Hurst made a point to run up to Dak following the game and say "I’ve got a lot of respect for what you did. Came out and talked about — me and my mom have a foundation about suicide prevention. Respect the hell out of you for talking about it, man.”

Real recognizes real. 

For more information about the Hayden Hurst Family Foundation's mission to raise awareness of mental health issues in children and adolescents, visit https://www.haydenhurstfoundation.com/