In 2016, Dak Prescott put together what was arguably the single best season by a rookie quarterback in the 97-year history of the NFL.

A fourth-round rookie prematurely thrust into the most high-profile starting job in the league due to injuries to first the Cowboys‘ primary backup (Kellen Moore) and then their 10-year incumbent starter and all-time leader in nearly every statistical passing category (Tony Romo), all Prescott did was complete 67.8 percent of his passes while averaging 8.0 yards per attempt, throwing 23 touchdowns against only four interceptions, and adding 282 additional yards and six more touchdowns on the ground.

He set the all-time record for most consecutive passes without an interception at the start of a player’s career; he engineered five fourth-quarter comebacks on the way to a 13-3 record, NFC East title, and a first-round bye, playing so well that the Cowboys ended the Romo era before he even made it back from his latest back injury; and he nearly brought the Cowboys back from the dead in their heartbreaking playoff loss to the Packers, only to be felled by last-minute magic from Aaron Rodgers.

Read more at CBS Sports



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