The Dallas Cowboys got arguably the biggest dark horse quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft when they drafted Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott in the fourth round. It looks like that decision is paying off for the team in the early goings of the 2016 NFL preseason.
In his first two preseason games, he has been lighting up the field for the Cowboys, throwing six touchdowns against just five total incompletions with a 156.4 quarterback rating. In the team’s 41-14 rout of the Miami Dolphins Friday night, he tossed a pair of long touchdown passes that showed he is more than just a quarterback that can run really well.
His teammates seem to have a pretty good opinion of Prescott and they are certainly two big pieces of the team. Wide receiver Dez Bryant and quarterback Tony Romo had great things to say about the former Bulldog.
“Man, I’ll tell you this: rookie is a name — just a name that they give you in the league,” Bryant, who caught a beautifully thrown 28-yard touchdown from Prescott said. “Either you can do it or you can’t. The guy is a student — give it to him. You’ve got to give it to him. He wants to learn, he wants to be good. He’s sitting behind a Hall of Famer. Give him his credit.”
“I’ve been very impressed with how Dak has played,” Romo said. “It kind of reminds me a little bit of back in the day in some capacity. He’s playing great. To have depth at that position, it’s a big, big bonus. Hopefully he can continue to do that. And he’s a good kid, so you really root for him.”
Despite getting all this praise from two team leaders, Prescott is just happy to be on the field and likes to perform.
“I don’t really pay attention to that,” Prescott said, per the team’s official website. “Just coming in, just trying to work. But that’s pretty cool, I guess.”
These stats shouldn’t come a surprise, however, as Prescott was a record-setting guy at Mississippi State. He recorded over 9,300 yards and 70 touchdowns through the air and over 2,500 yards and 41 touchdowns on the ground in four years.
I think the Cowboys have found a talented successor to Tony Romo.
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