The breakup news came days after the Cowboys lost to the 49ers in the NFC playoffs
By Ryan Gaydos
Before the 2022 season began, according to reports, Dak Prescott and girlfriend Natale Buffett split up. This information was only made public a few days after the quarterback was bounced from the playoffs.
For the previous two years, Prescott, 29, and Buffett, 25, had been dating. Page Six reported on Wednesday that although the two split up in March 2022, they have kept their relationship “close to the vest.”
A quick scroll through the Cowboys quarterback’s Instagram page revealed that he hadn’t posted about Buffett or his relationship recently, leaving his posts geared toward his team, his foundational work and his family.
Buffett’s last mention of Prescott was back on Feb. 11, 2022, at the NFL Honors. He called the quarterback, “the best date.” But there have been no posts about him since then.
The revelation of the couple’s breakup came a few days after the Cowboys lost to the San Francisco 49ers 19-12 in the divisional-round playoffs. Prescott put the responsibility for the loss on his shoulders.
He had two interceptions and a touchdown pass in the game.
“On the first one, I hitched one too many times with [Michael Gallup],” Prescott told reporters, via the team’s website. “Understandably, hitching three times, thought I was gonna go on a scramble, but the guy just came back to the ball and made a play. I’ve gotta throw that one away or use my feet and get out of the pocket. On the second one, the nickel [cornerback] squeezed, and I tried to throw it to CeeDee [Lamb]; but the [defender] was able to make a play on it. He tipped it in the air and to the [middle linebacker].”
Prescott said he understood those kinds of turnovers cannot happen in the playoffs.
“Those are throws you can’t have, not in the playoffs,” Prescott said. “Not when you’re playing a team like that [and] on the road. No excuses for it. Those are 100% on me.”