Dak Prescott made his NFL debut on Friday night in Los Angeles against the Rams as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
The former Mississippi State star played as well as the Cowboys could have hoped in his first NFL action and that led to be a big reaction on social media. By halftime, Prescott had completed 10 of 12 passed for 139 yards and two scores and was trending worldwide on Twitter.
Tony Romo is still expected to be the Cowboys’ starting quarterback this season, but he has a long history of injuries, including last season, and the franchise doesn’t have a veteran backup. Prescott will surely have some bumps in the road ahead of him, but he couldn’t have dreamed of a better start.
— Russel Kealoha (@RusselKealoha) August 14, 2016
Dak Prescott's 1st Cowboys start:
— 247Sports (@247Sports) August 14, 2016
— TJ LSU DAD (@tj_lsudad) August 14, 2016
Preseason requires context. Always. But Dak Prescott put it down tonight. Made multiple big boy football throws. #Denver7
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) August 14, 2016
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 14, 2016
Although, slowly, Dak Prescott is alleviating some of that fear. I still think he's going to be one of the best steals in this draft.
— Nate Atkins (@NateAtkins_) August 14, 2016
So, Dallas is going 16-0 and Dak Prescott is the best QB to ever live. Got it.
— Good Riddance Skip (@_Philly_Talk) August 14, 2016
Preseason football Twitter is so funny. Dak Prescott is next Cam Newton. Jared Goff is next Sam Bradford. Because of course.
— Dan (@heymanitsdan) August 14, 2016
Dez Bryant on Dak Prescott: "He's not playing like a rookie. He is going to be very good. He's special."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 14, 2016
Holy Dak Prescott
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) August 14, 2016
Dak Prescott has been this good… Y'all late to the party
— Jimmyri C. (@_jcarmouche) August 14, 2016
— Mauricio Gutiérrez (@MGutierrezNFL) August 14, 2016