Dak Prescott wants to be the Best Quarterback in Cowboys History

Dak Prescott during a Redskins vs. Cowboys game in 2017. Photo by Shane Roper/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9301471cj)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has set some big goals for the future. The 24-year-old QB spoke with the reporters at the Cowboys’ Reliant Home Run Derby and declared that he wants to be the best QB in the history of the franchise.

I want to be the best I can,” – said Prescott. “I want to be the best quarterback that the Cowboys ever had. So when I go in each and every day, it’s just about being the best player I can be. All that stuff comes when you play the game well.

Prescott is facing a tough task since two he will be chasing some of the all-time greats. Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman are both Hall of Famers and won five Super Bowls combined. And then there is Danny White, who led the Cowboys to NFC Championship Games three seasons and Tony Romo, who is currently franchise leader in passing yards and touchdown passes.

Dallas Cowboys selected Dak Prescott in the fourth round of 2016 NFL draft, with the intention to develop him under the mentorship of their starting QB, Tony Romo. After backup Kellen Moore and Romo both suffered injuries before the season start, Cowboys were forced to make Prescott their starting quarterback. The rookie responded in the best way possible, leading the team to 13-3 record and NFC East title. Prescott was named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year for 2016.

In the 2017 season, Cowboys missed the playoffs despite the 9-7 record, but Dak Prescott had another strong showing with 3,324 passing yards and 22 passing touchdowns alongside 357 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns.