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Favorite Bulldog Moments of 2016: No. 4 - Dak Prescott takes the NFL by Storm

Dak Prescott took over the starting quarterback position for the Dallas Cowboys and hasn’t looked back.

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I am not a Dallas Cowboys fan. I have always been an Oakland Raiders fan, and that won’t change, especially since they’re good now. But Dak Prescott’s emergence on the Dallas Cowboys has made me pay attention to more than just one team this season in the NFL.

When Dak Prescott was drafted in the 4th round by the Dallas Cowboys, a lot of people believed he would have the chance to eventually be the quarterback for America’s Team. We knew he would have the chance to play soon because of the injury history of Tony Romo. What we didn’t expect was any of this.

I’m writing this post way in advance. When I wrote it, the Cowboys had won 11 straight games after winning on the road on a Thursday against the Minnesota Vikings. And it wasn’t because the Cowboys were having Dak Prescott “manage” the offense.

He is the league leader in Total Quarterback Rating. Through 12 games, Prescott is second in the league in yards per attempt, thrown 19 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions, and is fifth in the league in completion percentage at 67.9%.

The combined production of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have made the Cowboys one of the favorites for the Super Bowl. It’s asking a lot for a team to win it all with two rookies leading the way, but so far, they are doing all the Cowboys could have asked of them and more. It’s going to be a tough day for me when I have to cheer against Dak and the Cowboys when they play the Raiders in the Super Bowl.