Owner Jerry Jones lost sleep over missing out on Memphis’ Paxton Lynch last week during the draft. Dak Prescott isn’t. The Mississippi State quarterback had no worries about being the fallback option for the Cowboys, who made it very public about their interest in Lynch. “I’m just going to go out there and prove myself everyday on the field, and prove myself everyday in here,” Prescott said. “Just be the player and person that I am. It really doesn’t mean anything to me [that they wanted Lynch]. I’m sure I wasn’t the first one on Mississippi State’s recruiting board when I committed to them. “But everything works out and happens for a reason.” Yes, Mississippi State should have no second thoughts about what they found in Prescott. He went 23-10 as a starter, and joined former Florida great Tim Tebow as the only SEC players in history to pass for 8,500 yards and rush for 2,000 yards in their career. Prescott expressed an interest in learning under Tony Romo, and is OK with being labeled as a developmental player.
Dak Prescott unfazed by Dallas Cowboys’ interest in Paxton Lynch
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | May 7