Former Mississippi State and current Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is having an incredible rookie season, having completed 67.7% of his passes for 3,418 yards, 20 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions. His play is a huge reason why the Cowboys are 12-2 and clinched the NFC’s no. 1 seed after a New York Giants’ loss on Thursday night. That play, along with Dallas’ winning ways, have quickly made Prescott one of the most popular players in the NFL, and that’s being reflected in his jersey sales, as according to the Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Tex., Prescott currently has the best-selling jersey in five states.
While one of those five states being Alaska does seem a bit strange, it should come as no surprise that the other four are all home to SEC schools: Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and South Carolina. A notable admission from that list, however, is Mississippi, where Prescott starred for the Bulldogs as a starter from 2013 to 2015.
For as popular as Prescott has become, he’s actually not even the top jersey selling rookie in his own backfield. That honor, of course, goes to former Ohio State star Ezekiel Elliott, who leads the league with 1,551 yards and 13 touchdowns. Elliott is the no. 1 jersey seller in the NFL this season, and has the highest sales in 11 different states, including Mississippi.
Nevertheless, both players are having fantastic rookie seasons and figure to finish 1-2 in the Rookie of the Year voting in some order at the end of the season. There’s an outside chance either could be named the NFL MVP as well. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but as of right now, their team looks to be the Super Bowl favorite, and that’s bigger than either jersey sales or individual awards anyways.