Dak Prescott came out of Mississippi State, drafted in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. During the preseason of his rookie year he was looked at as the third string quarterback, at best. Then a leg injury to second string quarterback Kellen Moore and a back injury to starter Tony Romo put him in the enviable spot of being the starting quarterback for America’s Team. He made the most of it too. Here is a look at five things you may not know about Dak Prescott.
Cowboy Rookie QB Touchdown Passes
Dak Prescott is the 16th quarterback in Dallas Cowboys history to throw a touchdown pass for the team during his rookie year. The first 15 were:
Another Impressive Rookie
Dak Prescott went to Haughton High School in Haughton, Louisiana. Another impressive NFL rookie who came from that same high school was running back Joe Delaney. Delaney was a rookie with the Chiefs in 1981 and, like Prescott, was named to the Pro Bowl in his first season in the league.
Two Time College Bowl MVP
In college at Mississippi State, Dak Prescott was named the MVP of both the Liberty Bowl in 2013 and Belk Bowl in 2015.
First 300 Yard Game
The first time Dak Prescott would throw for 300 or more yards in a game came in the 9th game of his rookie season on November 13, 2016 in a win over the Steelers. That game saw him complete 22 of 32 passes for 319 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.
The First To Repeat TD Receptions
The first NFL player Dak Prescott would throw more than one TD pass to in his career was Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley who caught the fourth TD pass of Prescott’s career in a win over the Bengals and then the fifth the next week in a win over the Packers.