A reunion with Dak Prescott? That’d be a dream come true for former Mississippi State WR Fred Ross.
According to a report from The Star-Telegram‘s Drew Davidson, Ross has met twice with the Dallas Cowboys already during the opening days of the Senior Bowl. Jerry Jones’ team is expected to be looking to add a wide receiver through the draft, and it makes sense to consider a guy who has experienced success alongside the Cowboys’ quarterback of the future.
Ross, who is from Tyler, Texas, indicated to Davidson that he’d love to play for Dallas and reunite with Dak.
Prescott and Ross connected on 88 passes for 1,007 yards during the 2015 season, which was their last together in Starkville.
But make no mistake about it– Ross is not just a product of Prescott’s success. He proved he could produce without Prescott during the 2016 season, hauling in 12 touchdown passes fro the Bulldogs. Ross is expected to be a mid-to-late round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but a strong performance during the Senior Bowl practices and game could help improve his draft stock.
Given that Dak Prescott himself improved his stock at the Senior Bowl, earning the game’s Most Outstanding Player award after turning in a solid week in Mobile in 2016, it would make sense that Ross sought out the advice of his former teammate for the event.
“He just told me, man, go hard out there,” Ross said of Prescott’s advice, per The Star-Telegram. “Don’t worry about anything and do the best you can do. Everything you do is being evaluated, so do it as hard as you can and do it as professional as you can.”