It’s not often that rookie quarterbacks start in the NFL. Typically, if they do, they are taken extraordinarily high in the draft.

For Dak Prescott, he was selected in the fourth-round and was supposed to sit and learn behind Tony Romo. Despite Romo’s criticisms over the years, the Cowboys have been an above average team with him and a terrible team without him.

Now, Prescott will have to prove to the world that his preseason success hasn’t been a fluke. Because of Romo’s broken bone in his back, Prescott will be the fourth ever rookie quarterback to start the season for the Dallas Cowboys.

The former Mississippi State Bulldogs star is following some extremely talented players who have done the same.

There’s quite the difference here, as Gil Brandt mentions. Because of the preseason hype, it would seem as though following in Staubach and Aikman’s footsteps almost seems like a shoo-in.

We’ll see Week 1, when the Cowboys host the New York Giants on Sept. 11.