NFL MVP wasn’t on the list of possible accolades for former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott at the beginning of the season. It probably wasn’t in his wildest dreams.
That all changed when Tony Romo went down with an injury which forced Prescott to step into the role of rookie starting quarterback. As the season continues, his performance is moving from Rookie of the Year to MVP according to one FOX Sports columnist.
“Forget the Rookie of the Year award — give that to Elliott,” writesPrescott is worthy of the big accolade, and that has the Cowboys on the path for the most important award of them all.”
Kurtenbach added that Romo should now be the backup due to Prescott’s early success. He also pointed to the Cowboys lack of offensive weapon Dez Bryant Sunday as another reason why Prescott is the choice for, “Most valuable.”
“Add in Prescott’s ability to change the game with his feet — he has three rushing touchdowns already this year, the most for a Cowboys quarterback since 1983 — and it’s clear that he gives the Cowboys an extra dimension that Romo cannot provide.”
His victory Sunday over the Bengals now gives Prescott five total touchdowns with 1,012 yards passing with a 67.9 percent completion percentage. He’ll need to keep up his torrid pace to keep his name in the conversation going forward.