Dak Prescott Named Pepsi NFL Rookie Of The Year

Dak Prescott certainly turned things around last year for both himself and the Dallas Cowboys, doing a 180 from third-string rookie, to the fuel that fired the Cowboy’s 2016 season turnaround.

He’s garnered enough recognition for his contributions to the Cowboy’s record-tying 13-win season to be named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.

Prescott started all 16 games, posting 3,367 passing yards with 23 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He set a season record for a Cowboys’ quarterback with his 6 rushing touchdowns, and is also the first rookie, and second player in NFL history (aside from Tom Brady) to throw for at least 3,500 yards with fewer than 5 interceptions in a season. In addition, he earned the NFL’s third best passer rating at 104.9.

“It’s an honour. It’s a privilege,” Prescott said on NFL Network’s  Good Morning Football. “It’s so humbling, especially just the great rookie class we had this year.”

The 23-year-old began as a fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State last April. He moved into the starting lineup following injuries to Tony Romo and Kellen Moore, where he remained the entire season.

Fox Sports analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw said of Prescott:

“I think Prescott, from the day he started, has gotten better and better and better, and I know the one thing that he has done so exceptionally well, he’s protected the football, and his numbers will only get better as more experience comes his way.”

He’s definitely off to a good start in his career, and his talent indicates a promising 2017 season for the Cowboys!

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