Can Dak Prescott be a superstar in the NFL? One former player believes so.
Former Pro Bowler Bart Scott told CBS Sports that he believes Prescott should start all 16 games this season, even if Tony Romo returns from his back injury.
“This could be the Drew Bledsoe/Tom Brady passing off the guard because Dak Prescott brings a different element to the game that Tony Romo can’t,” Scott told CBS Sports. “His body can’t. He can’t be reckless with his body like that.”
Prescott was 39-for-50 for 454 yards, 5 passing touchdowns and a pair of rushing touchdowns in limited opportunity. He became the story of the preseason and was handed the keys to the Cowboys’ offense after Romo went down with a fracture in his back. Romo is expected to be out anywhere from another four to eight weeks.
“(Dak) has live legs, he has a live arm and he has confidence — and he has the support of his team,” Scott said. “His teammates know that he can play. Everybody wants to discredit what he did during the preseason, but I can remember them doing that to another young, athletic quarterback that was drafted after the second round in Russell Wilson, and he just continued to improve and improve.”
Comparisons to Brady and Wilson are strong, but Mississippi State fans know never to underestimate Prescott. He left MSU with 30 school records and ranks among the SEC leaders all-time in total yards (11,985) and total touchdowns (114).