Dallas Cowboys superstar Dak Prescott is having his moment. The 27-year-old QB just signed a massive four-year, $160 million deal with the Cowboys earlier this week even after playing just five games last season after a scary ankle injury had him out for the rest of the campaign.
Now, Prescott is making sure to tip his hat to a person who has been a major inspiration for him in these tough times: Alex Smith, who played for the Washington Football Team last season.
Prescott, who's slowly recovering from a fractured and dislocated right ankle, proudly said he looked up to Smith's own road to recovery as the NFL's reigning Comeback Player of the Year's incredible turnaround has been moving, to say the least (via NBC Sports).
“I have to thank, honestly, Alex Smith. Because at that moment when you're sitting there, and you have an injury like that or you come out of surgery, to see somebody who's already done it and did it actually in worse circumstances, that allowed my mind to go straight to ‘I can do this. I'm going to beat this, it's just a matter of time. What are the doctors saying? But I'm going to beat this.'”
After suffering what many deemed as a career-ending leg injury in 2018, Smith made an inspiring return in Week 5 of the last NFL season. Although he's been released and is now a free agent, Smith's journey has been nothing but remarkable and it's not surprising that his story has guys like Prescott looking at the more positive things in life.
Dak Prescott is hoping that he can also come back stronger than ever as he tries to prove to the entire city of Dallas that he's worth every penny.