Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, a former Mississippi State star, has been impressive (to say the least) as a starter this season. Through six games, the Cowboys lead the NFC East with a 5-1 record.

SEC analyst Paul Finebaum didn’t hold back in his praise for the rookie quarterback, comparing him to one of the greatest to ever play the game on ESPN Monday morning.

“He is Peyton Manning about 19 years removed,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter. “He’s the first person to show up for work every day in Dallas and it was the same way in Starkville. He’s a film-a-holic and studies the game. His goal back then was to master the game and he did that at Mississippi State.

“He has the winning ability and that’s what has transferred over to Dallas. And he also has Zeke Elliott.”

Manning, a two-time Super Bowl champion and a former Tennessee star, is one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, holding the career records for passing yards and touchdowns, among others.

Obviously, Prescott still has a long way to go to live up to Finebaum’s praise, but Dallas fans and NFL analysts have been thrilled with the rookie’s first season in the league.