Intended to serve as a backup in his rookie season, Prescott became the Cowboys' starting quarterback after starter Tony Romo was injured in the preseason, and earned recognition during the year for his on-field success, which included helping the team clinch the top seed in their conference. Prescott was the youngest of Peggy Prescott's three children. While she worked as a manager of a truck stop, Prescott attended Haughton High School in Haughton, Louisiana , where he played football for the Buccaneers. Prescott was redshirted as a true freshman with Mississippi State in As a backup to Tyler Russell in , he played in 12 games, completing 18 of 29 passes for yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Dallas Cowboys Jokes
In a lot of ways, the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles are alike. There are the blatant differences: The Cowboys' five Super Bowl wins to the Eagles' three pre-Super Bowl titles, Dallas' running -- and league-leading -- collection of suspended players, the inexperience of Philly coach Doug Pederson in contrast to the six-year run of ex-Cowboys quarterback Jason Garrett at the helm of Dallas' staff. They're both in search of either their first playoff win or divisional-round victory in nearly a decade. And they're both nationally headlining franchises, what with Dallas' "America's Team" label and Jerry Jones' brazen ownership, and the Eagles' high-expectations market and penchant for splashy offseason activity. Only one, however, will win the division, of course. Who will it be then? Who will be vying for the Lombardi Trophy, and who will be sitting at home, cringing while the other rival does it?
The Eagles entered Week 14 needing a victory to move into first place in the NFC East and put themselves in prime position for a late run to a playoff spot. And despite an ugly and messy game, they were still in position to do it. But quarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense watched helplessly from the sideline as Dak Prescott piloted a game-winning Cowboys drive that ended on a yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper for a final. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox summed up his feelings on the ending succinctly.
Q: Why did Tony Romo cross the road? A: To get to the hospital on the other side! Q: Did you hear about the joke that Tony Romo told his receivers? A: It went over their heads.