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Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott wins NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award

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Congrats to the former Bulldog!

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At Saturday night’s NFL Honors show, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott received the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

The former Mississippi State signal caller had an outstanding first season in the league, helping lead the Cowboys to an NFC East title and the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Prescott edged out his teammate, running back Ezekiel Elliott, to win the award as the two rookie sensations were the only ones to receive votes by the panel of 50 media members.

Starting all 16 games, Dak completed 67.8 percent of his passes, threw for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and just four interceptions with a QB rating of 104.9. Prescott also ran for 282 yards on 57 carries and scored six touchdowns, amounting for 29 total in his rookie season. He set a record for most games with a passer rating of 100+ by a rookie (11) and his aforementioned QB rating of 104.9 broke the mark set by Robert Griffin III four years ago as well as a host of other rookie records too.

Congrats to the former Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback!