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Mississippi State honors Dak Prescott ahead of NFL opener

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When Dak Prescott left Mississippi State earlier this year, he did so as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play for the Bulldogs. Nobody could have imagined that he would be starting the first game of the 2016 NFL season, but he gets that chance with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Starting quarterback Tony Romo went down with a broken bone in his back during the preseason will miss at least the first six weeks of the season, giving Prescott the chance to start after an impressive run in the preseason. The Bulldogs have created a special billboard that will be on display at five spots in Dallas on Sunday.

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The Cowboys take on NFC East rival New York Giants on Sunday and Prescott will become the first Mississippi State quarterback to start an NFL game since Joe Reed of the Detroit Lions did so against the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 2, 1979.

During his career with the Bulldogs, Dak Prescott threw for over 9,300 yards and 70 touchdowns, while rushing for over 2,500 yards and 41 touchdowns. He led the team to their first No. 1 ranking in school history in the process of his historic run in Starkville.

He now takes the next step in his life and he is looking to have a big impact for the Cowboys in the absence of Romo.

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Photo Credit: Mississippi State Athletics

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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