Here in Dallas many fans consider Dak Prescott to be athletic royalty and now he is officially being labeled as America’s Quarterback in a GQ Magazine article published on Thursday.
The 24-year-old quarterback is featured on the cover of the prestigious magazine which details significant moments of Prescott’s life that contributed to him leading the most valuable sports franchise in the world.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) August 10, 2017
Prescott undoubtedly had an impressive rookie season by leading the team to a 13-3 season record after former starting quarterback Tony Romo was injured during the preseason. Prescott broke team records and was fittingly named NFL Rookie of the Year. His jersey sales were the highest of any Cowboys player last season ranking just third in the league.
With as much success as the young quarterback has seen, Prescott is no stranger when it comes to dealing with adversity.
We have repeatedly heard Prescott dedicate his talent and perseverance to his late mother, Peggy, who lost her battle with colon cancer in 2013 while he was a Sophomore at Mississippi State. Prescott said he hears his mother’s voice whenever he’s not training hard enough. She tells him “get your head out of your ass.”
Prescott had two incidents involving alcohol while at Mississippi State one of them being a DUI in 2015. The article suggests no teams wanted to take these risks on Prescott causing him to be the eighth quarterback selected in the draft.
Since then Prescott has matured into a disciplined, driven young player who is entirely focused on becoming a better player for himself, his mother, and his team— or as Prescott would put it, his brothers.
“A guy will play a whole lot better for his brother than we will a co-worker,” said Prescott. “When it really matters, when adversity, when success, when either one them hits, he’s going to play a whole lot better for the person who knows about his everyday life, his mom, his dad, his brothers, sisters, son, whatever it may be.”
He explains the unlikeliness of falling into the “fame trap” is because of the way he was raised. Prescott believes that as long as he is “living right” he will have better fortune on the field. This includes continuous discipline both off and on the field and strict work ethic.
Being the face of the Dallas Cowboys comes with a lot of pressure, as one might imagine. Dak admits that he is more of an introvert but prefers to be kept busy. With as much as he has going on year-round, it’s hard to believe he could be any busier than he already is.
With only a few weeks away from his second season in the NFL, Prescott’s poise, tremendous skill, and determination serve as reassurance to Cowboys fans that they have put their trust in the right kind of guy.
As for the doubters— Prescott welcomes your voiced opinions as well.