Dak Prescott can appear in the Pro Bowl.
The NFL announced the 2017 Pro Bowl rosters on Tuesday night, and the former Mississippi State quarterback was one of five Dallas Cowboys players selected for the event, to be held Jan. 29 in Orlando, Fla.
The achievement serves as further recognition for Prescott’s incredible rise this season after the Cowboys selected him in the fourth round, 135th overall, in the most recent NFL Draft.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 21, 2016
Prescott has completed 292 of 431 passes for 3,418 yards with 20 touchdowns and 4 interceptions this season. Under his guidance, the Cowboys are 12-2 and stand tied with the New England Patriots for the NFL’s best record.
As relayed by the Cowboys’ Rob Phillips, Prescott is the first Cowboys rookie quarterback to make the Pro Bowl. With running back Ezekiel Elliott also earning a Pro Bowl invite, this season marks the first time two Dallas rookies can appear in the Pro Bowl.
Prescott is first Cowboys rookie QB to make the Pro Bowl. It's also the first time two Cowboys rookies (Dak, Zeke) have made the Pro Bowl.
— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) December 21, 2016
Prescott is coming off a stellar game in which he completed 32 of 36 passes for 279 yards with 1 rushing touchdown in a victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night. The Cowboys close the regular season by hosting the Detroit Lions on Dec. 26 and by traveling to the Philadelphia Eagles’ home on Jan. 1.