When Dak Prescott first began playing quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys his name was known, but like most football players, his face wasn’t.
Sometimes when people would spot him, the former Mississippi State quarterback would trick them into believing he was somebody else. That doesn’t happen anymore.
“No matter where I am now, whether I’m in Dallas, Vegas or wherever it may be back home, I can’t trick the people any more, obviously,” Prescott said on the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota and Brandon George’s Candidly Cowboys podcast. “But it’s fun. It’s just exciting to know I have that backing and people that support me.”
The fact that he could pull that trick off in the fall shows just how hidden most football players are underneath their pads.
However, after winning offensive rookie of the year, taking Tony Romo’s job, playing Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a thrilling playoff game and doing it all as the Cowboys starting quarterback, anonymity is no more.
Prescott is now one of the faces of the NFL. As long as he and the Cowboys continue to play well, he will be recognizable for the rest of his life.
(This report was written by Stephen Knox.)