Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback #4
Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback #4
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Personal

Age 29
Birthdate July 29, 1993
Height 6'2"
Weight 226 lb

Draft

College Mississippi State
Year 2016
Pick Round: 4, Overall: 135
Team DAL

Fantasy Value

Dak Prescott's fantasy value is measured by the players he could be traded for. Our trade analzyer estimates his value at 72 points, which makes his value similar to:

Dak Prescott is projected for 24.9 fantasy points in PPR scoring this week as he faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Week 1 Projections
Passing Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
250.7 2.19 0.765489

You can see where those projections compare to other QBs in our Quarterback Rankings.

Player News RotoWire

Dak Prescott: Awful in season finale

Prescott completed 14 of 37 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown with an interception in Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Commanders. He added 16 rushing yards on six carries.

Analysis: The Cowboys came into the game with a small chance to claim the NFC East title and maybe even secure the top seed in the conference with a win, but instead the entire offense -- Prescott included -- delivered maybe its worst performance of the season. The quarterback wraps up the regular season with 2,860 passing yards and a 23:15 TD:INT over 12 games, having thrown an interception in seven straight games, and Dallas' 12-win campaign seems to be in serious danger of ending in a playoff one-and-done in the wild-card round against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.

Jan. 8, 2023 8:08 PM EST

Player Stats

YEAR TM GM Passing Rushing
CMP ATT % YDS YPC TD INT SACKS ATT YDS YPC TD FUM
2016 DAL 16 311 459 67.8 3,667 11.8 23 4 25 57 282 4.9 6 4
2017 DAL 16 308 490 62.9 3,324 10.8 22 13 32 57 357 6.3 6 3
2018 DAL 16 356 526 67.7 3,884 10.9 22 8 56 75 305 4.1 6 6
2019 DAL 16 388 596 65.1 4,902 12.6 30 11 23 52 277 5.3 3 2
2020 DAL 5 151 222 68.0 1,856 12.3 9 4 10 18 93 5.2 3 3

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Dak Prescott Biography

Dak Prescott is the current starting quarterback of the 2016 NFC East Division Champion Dallas Cowboys. It is not certain whether the coaching staff will allow Tony Romo to assume the starting position upon full return from injury in 2017

In his first season, Prescott led the team to the playoffs, losing to Green Bay in a close game. He played well enough in 2016 to win NFC Offensive Player of the Year and selection to the Pro Bowl.

Childhood and High School

Dak Prescott, whose real name is Rayne Dakota, was born on July 29, 1993, in Sulphur, LA. He attended Haughton High School, where he played quarterback, throwing for 2,860 yards in his final season. ESPN rated Prescott at three out of five stars coming out of high school.

Recruited by various programs, he chose Mississippi State of the SEC.

College

In 2011, Prescott began playing for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The team redshirted Prescott his first season to save his eligibility. The next year he played backup quarterback, appearing in a dozen games. He was able to pass for 194 yards with no interceptions. Most impressively, Prescott rushed for four touchdowns despite limited playing time.

The 2013 season began as had the previous with Prescott at backup. However, the starter, Tyler Russell, suffered a concussion injury, leaving Prescott to take over. He passed for 1,940 yards and won the Liberty Bowl MVP award.  

Prescott became a certified phenomenon in 2014. He took the Bulldogs to the number one spot in the nation for the first time in program history. He also set the school record for total offense with over 4,000 yards.

At the conclusion of his college career at Mississippi State, Prescott was third all-time in SEC history for total offensive yards.

The 2016 NFL Draft

At the NFL combine, Prescott performed well with a 4.79 second 40 time. He also jumped a 32.5 inch vertical.

The Dallas Cowboys remained committed to longtime starter Tony Romo and wanted to draft someone to fulfill the backup position. They picked Prescott in the fourth round, making him the 135th player chosen overall.

Prescott has a four-year $2,723,39 contract with the Cowboys. This amount averages out to a salary of $680,000 per year. He also got a $383,293 signing bonus.

The 2016 NFL Season

In his rookie season, Prescott brought new life to the Cowboys. With Tony Romo injured, Prescott got the starting nod. He went six weeks without throwing an interception.

Prescott passed for 3,667 yards and ran for 282 more. By season end he had amassed 23 touchdowns with only four interceptions. He led the team to a 13 win regular season.

Personal Life

Dak Prescott is the son of Nathaniel and Peggy Prescott. The immediate family also consists of brothers Tad and Jace, along with sister Natalie.

Fans can purchase Prescott sports memorabilia, such as his number “4” Dallas jersey, at reputable online marketplaces. They can also catch game highlights on Twitter (@dak) and Instagram (@_4dak).