Dak Prescott is now getting front-cover treatment.
The Cowboys rookie quarterback is front and center on this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 11, 2016
In the story, Pete Thamel examines how Prescott is “the most prepared rookie passer in the NFL and a perfect fit for a franchise hoping to make a transition.”
Prescott has helped the Cowboys to a 4-1 start this season and helped erase any concerns after Tony Romo injured his back in the preseason. Prescott has yet to throw an interception in 155 tries and he’s closing in on Tom Brady’s record of 162 straight attempts without an interception to start a career.
Prescott’s rise has been unexpected. Kellen Moore was supposed to be the opening-day starter after Romo’s injury, but another injury opened an opportunity for Prescott to work in the backfield with fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott.
Amazingly, Prescott’s immediate future is still in question for the rest of this season. While the Cowboys might have found a long-term quarterback, Jerry Jones has consistently said Romo will be the starter when he returns from injury.