Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is preparing for his first NFL start, making sure he’s got he’s got a firm grasp of the offensive gameplan while studying what the Giants will throw at the rookie Sunday.
But despite his attention firmly on the game, Prescott isn’t forgetting the woman who helped get him to this point — his mother. Peggy Prescott died in 2013 after a long battle with colon cancer, and he has made a habit of writing her text messages during important moments in his life.
Sunday will definitely be one of those moments, and Prescott will take some time Saturday to reach out to his mom.
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"Yeah, she’ll definitely be getting a text Saturday night before going into the game Sunday — just reflecting," Prescott said, via the team’s website. "I think that’s the moment — yeah, I do look back and I kind of say, to myself, ‘See where I am in life?’"
Going from a fourth-round pick to the starting quarterback of one of the marquee franchises in the NFL is quite an accomplishment. Prescott’s play in the preseason coupled with Tony Romo’s back injury thrusted the former Mississippi State star into the spotlight.
But Prescott sounds ready for the moment.
"You set goals and you have dreams, but you have to work your butt off to get there and I think I worked hard," he said. "I’ve worked a long time very, very hard, but there’s more I want to accomplish in my life and this is just another step."