Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen would normally start preparing his team for the next week’s game on Sunday. Instead, a bye week for the Bulldogs allowed him to go see his former quarterback play for the Cowboys against the Bears in Dallas.
Mullen witnessed Prescott complete 19 of 24 passes for 248 yards and throw his first NFL touchdown through the air with another one on the ground.
— Dan Mullen™ (@CoachDanMullen) September 29, 2016
Prescott played four years for the Bulldogs, completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 9,376 yards and 70 touchdowns. He led his team to a victory in the Belk Bowl over North Carolina State his senior year.
Now with the Cowboys, Prescott didn’t expect to get a chance so quickly, but stepped in when Tony Romo went down with an injury. After a narrow loss in week one, he has helped the Cowboys to consecutive victories, including Sunday when he helped beat the Bears 31-17.