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Police visit Cowboys QB Prescott's home to see if he is social distancing

Local police in the Dallas suburb of Prosper said they could not verify a party was taking place at the home of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on Friday night after TMZ reported a gathering was breaking social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The police visited Prescott's home after they saw the report, Prosper police said.

“The Prosper Police Department did respond to the Prescott residence after receiving a report of a potential ‘party,’ ” said Scott M. Brewer, an assistant chief with the Prosper Police Department, in a statement on Saturday night.

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“The officer was unable to verify the report of a ‘party.’ Therefore, he just reminded the resident of the current CDC guidelines — to include social distancing.”

The Trump administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advanced guidelines through the end of the month that people avoid gatherings of more than 10 people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 20,000 people nationwide.

Texas has also issued a warning that people avoid gatherings.

The original TMZ report said that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott "are partying like it's NOT 2020 in the middle of a pandemic — hanging together for a celebration that appears to violate the Texas 'safer-at-home' order."

TMZ also reported that there were about 30 guests at what it said was a birthday party for a friend of Prescott.

TMZ added an editor's note on Sunday afternoon indicating police said they could not verify reports of a party.

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Prescott, 26, was drafted by the Cowboys in 2016 out of Mississippi State.

The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Texas is 271 people, while more than 13,000 have tested positive for the virus, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.