This offseason, Dak Prescott will be working on his encore performance.
But first, he had a guarantee on Friday.
The former Mississippi State football star doesn’t have the upcoming game that he hoped — quarterbacking his Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl — but he does have one assignment Sunday that would’ve been even more far-fetched at the beginning of the season: Starting for the NFC in the annual Pro Bowl.
Prescott talked to dallascowboys.com while in Orlando getting ready for the Pro Bowl.
Here’s what he had to say.
- On humbling experience of being the starting quarterback for the NFC: “Definitely humbling. Just to be the starting quarterback over Drew Brees, come on, let’s be serious. To have Zeke (Elliott) here, have Dez (Bryant) here, have the offensive line and Sean (Lee) and the whole staff. I mean, to be in Orlando, it’s beautiful and you’re around all these great people, great players, it’s awesome. It’s an amazing time.”
- On game being in Orlando instead of Hawaii: “I trained here last year and will continue to train here in the offseason. Orlando is beautiful, man, I think it’s great for the fans, it’s Disney where everyone is happy, right? Where dreams come true.”
- On what he’s working on this offseason: “No, I can’t say there’s one thing in particular I want to get better at, I want to get better at the whole quarterback position, the knowledge of the game, better knowing my teammates, everything. So I’m excited to do that.”
- On if the NFC is trying to win the exhibition on Sunday night: “Oh yeah, we’re gonna win.”
Replacing an injured Tony Romo, Prescott threw for 3,667 yards and 23 touchdowns, compared for just four interceptions in his rookie season. The Cowboys went 13-3 but lost in the division round of the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers.
The Pro Bowl is at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl on ESPN.