Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has pioneered the Dallas Cowboys to a 4-1 start.
Every rookie is faced to adjust to the NFL lifestyle. When football becomes your job, it’s far different than being a student athlete. The fame, the fortune and media attention are some of the main things that all young players are required to become accustomed to. Some rookies have a much more difficult time than others.
Prescott appears to be handling his first year like a mature veteran.
The Cowboys’ fourth-round pick made an unpopular decision among his peers.
Prescott tuned down free tickets to a Kanye West concert at the American Airlines Center on Sept. 22. Instead, the young signal caller watched the New England Patriots’ 27-0 demolition of the Houston Texans, and elected to catch up on some sleep.
“I wanted to go a little bit,” Prescott said to Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated about West’s Saint Pablo Tour show. “But I just think about the perception of it all. And I love my sleep.”
Perks like concert tickets will come Prescott’s way with every dazzling performance and Dallas win. It’s comforting to Prescott fans and Cowboys fans that the young player isn’t taking all of the extra benefits with open arms. Going to a concert is certainly not a bad move. But the decision that Prescott made, and if he continues to make similar choices, will be beneficial for the quarterback in the long run.