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Rayne Dakota "Dak" Prescott (born July 29, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, where he was the starting quarterback from 2013–2015, and holds all school passing records. Prescott was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys with the 135th overall pick.
The rookie moved up on the depth chart when backup quarterback Kellen Moore broke his right leg during the first week of training camp. After veteran quarterback Tony Romo suffered a back injury in a Week 3 preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Prescott was named the starter for the beginning of the 2016 season. Prescott was the the first rookie to start at quarterback for the Cowboys since Quincy Carter in 2001.