Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott And His First NFL Game


Dak Prescott came out of the 2016 season, his first in the NFL, being named to the Pro Bowl, the All-Rookie Team, the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. How was his first game though?

Dak Prescott And His First NFL Game

Sept. 11, 2016: Giants 20 – 19

On September 11, 2016, Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys took the field at home in front of 92,867 people to play the visiting New York Giants.

After the first quarter, the Cowboys had the lead 3-0. This lead evaporated in the second quarter when they were outscored 13-6, making it 13-9 at halftime with the Giants out in front.

The Cowboys score a touchdown in the third quarter and then gave up one in the fourth quarter while adding a field goal of their own.

On an individual level, Prescott’s first play of the game and his career was a handoff to Ezekiel Elliott that was good for a one yard gain. On his second play, he completed a pass to Dez Bryand for an eight yard gain. That first drive of the season and his career resulted in a 23 yard field goal by Dan Bailey.

Prescott finished the game completing 25 of 45 passes for 227 yards and no touchdowns. He also ran the ball twice for 12 yards, including a long run of 11 yards.

Prescott’s 25 completions went to eight different receivers with Jason Witten getting nine receptions, Cole Beasley catching eight passes, Terrance Williams getting three catches, and Ezekiel Elliott, Dez Bryant, Brice Butler, Lance Dunbar, and Geoff Swaim each making one catch.

Dak Prescott had by any measure available a great first game of his rookie season. Even in a losing effort, he showed exactly what he was capable of.

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