NFL announces punishment for Dak Prescott's words!

Prescott's comments caused plenty of controversy.

Michael Whitaker

It was an ugly scene at the end of Sunday night's NFL Wild Card matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers at AT&T Stadium, as the game ended in strange and controversial fashion. Of course, the Cowboys weren't able to complete their comeback effort, meaning their Super Bowl drought will continue while the 49ers move on. 

Fans showed their frustration against the on-field officials by raining down garbage and debris as they tried to exit after the game ended. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott raised eyebrows everywhere by saying that he gives "credit" to the fans for their actions, which he later apologized for. 

And now, the NFL has announced a punishment for Prescott. The Cowboys QB will be fined a total of $25,000: 

"I deeply regret the comments I made regarding the officials after the game on Sunday," Prescott wrote on social media. "I was caught up in the emotion of a disappointing loss and my words were uncalled for and unfair."

"I hold the NFL Officials in the highest regard and have always respected their professionalism and the difficulty of their jobs. The safety of everyone who attends a game or participates on the field of a sporting event is a very serious matter."