Former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott locks down Cowboys' backup role
Dak Prescott is now one Tony Romo injury away from being a starting NFL quarterback.
The former Mississippi State star has ended the Dallas Cowboys’ search for a veteran backup quarterback to act as an insurance policy for Romo’s aging body. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed as much on 1053 The Fan Tuesday morning.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan (Shan & RJ): Dak Prescott's play "unquestionably" ends our search for a veteran backup QB
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 23, 2016
Prescott was one of the SEC’s most respected players during his four-year career at Mississippi State. As a senior, Prescott threw for 3,793 yards and 29 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions.
So far, he has been one of the top rookies in the NFL’s preseason. Prescott made his debut by going 6-for-7 on his opening drive for the Cowboys and completed the series with a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant. Since then, he’s been nothing short of spectacular.
He’s made a lot of fans during his time in Dallas, and, more importantly, he’s got a fan in the Cowboys’ owner.