Player Profile and Personal Life
Dak Prescott is an American footballer who plays quarterback for the NFL team Dallas Cowboys. He also played football in college at Mississippi State.
Prescott was the youngest of three children by Peggy Prescott. He went to Haughton High School, where he also played football. He led his team to be the 2010 District 1-AAA Champions during his senior year.
His mother passed on November 3, 2013, due to colon cancer.
In 2011, Mississippi State redshirted Prescott, and he was Tyler Russell’s backup in 2012 and 2013. He became a starter in 2013 and became the 2013 Liberty Bowl’s MVP. By 2014, he became a full-time starter and even led his team to the Orange Bowl.
He won many awards in college football, earning recognition for his impressive records. Some of the awards he earned include the Conerly Trophy and Senior CLASS Award. He completed college football 3rd in total yards and 4th in total touchdowns in all SEC history.
Prescott joined the Dallas Cowboys after being selected during the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed a 4-year contract and joined the team’s rookie minicamp. After competing for different positions during camp, it was decided Prescott would be a starter in the preseason opener.
He had a great streak during his debut game. Prescott was named a starter for the 2016 NFL season because Tony Romo had a fracture. The team finished with a 13-3 record and the NFC East title. Prescott’s brilliant rookie season earned him several awards, such as the Pro Bowl.
In the 2017 season, the pressure for a successful offense fell on Prescott after Ezekiel Elliott was suspended. Despite many setbacks, Prescott completed the season with 3,324 passing yards, 357 rushing yards, 13 interceptions, 22 passing touchdowns, and 6 rushing touchdowns.
In 2018, the Cowboys took the mantle as the NFC East champions for the second time. The team finished with a 10-6 record for that season, with Prescott throwing 387 passing yards and 4 passing touchdowns.
2019, 2020, and 2021 have all been great for Prescott’s career. He earned several awards throughout different seasons, such as NFC Offensive Player of the Week. In 2021, the Cowboys lost to the 49ers, but Prescott earned NVP, Nickelodeon Valuable Player.
- 2016 – NFL Offensive Rookie of theYear
- 2016, 2018 – 2x Pro Bowl
- 2016 – PFWA All-Rookie Team
- 2014, 2015 – 2x Conerly Trophy
- 2014, 2015 – 2x First-team All-SEC