Cowboys star Dak Prescott becomes first QB in NFL history to accomplish this feat
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has done a fine job taking over for Tony Romo, and in doing so, he has become the first player in NFL history to accomplish a pretty impressive feat:
Dak Prescott is the first player in NFL history with 20+ pass TD and 5+ rush TD in each of his first 3 seasons
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 30, 2018
Prescott’s versatility is one of the big reasons why the Cowboys surged to the playoffs in the second half of the year.
Overall this season, Prescott threw for 3,885 yards, 22 touchdowns, and eight interceptions, completing 68.3 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 94.7. He also carried the ball 75 times for 305 yards and six scores.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Mississippi State University, was originally selected by Dallas in the fourth round (135th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He was thrown into a baptism by fire during his rookie campaign, as Romo was injured during the preseason, resulting in Prescott starting at quarterback.
Prescott ended up making the Pro Bowl after finishing with 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns, and four picks, completing 67.8 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 104.9.
Last year, he took a bit of a step back, registering just 3,324 yards, 22 scores, and 13 interceptions while completing 62.9 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 86.6.
Prescott has done a fine job rebounding this year, as have the Cowboys.
Dallas finished the year with a record of 10-6, winning the NFC East crown for the second time in three years. The Cowboys caught fire down the stretch, coming back from a 3-5 start by going 7-1 over their final eight games to make it to the playoffs.