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ROOKIE OF YEAR

Cowboys' Prescott is our '16 Rookie of Year

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. (Mar. 16) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will be honored as the Reese’s Senior Bowl Rookie of the Year during the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame ceremony on March 30 in downtown Mobile, Ala.

Prescott, who played in the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl and was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, was named to the Pro Bowl in February.

“Through his incredibly poised play and magnetic leadership, Dak Prescott is the obvious choice for our 2016 Rookie of the Year Award,” Savage said. “ He has a promising future ahead as the face of the Dallas Cowboys.”

The former Mississippi State standout was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year after leading the Cowboys to the best record in the NFL in 2016-17 and the playoffs – only the 12th rookie signal caller to lead his team to a postseason berth in the Super Bowl era. 

His 13 wins at quarterback tied a league record for the most wins by a rookie quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger).  Prescott had the best completion percentage (67.8), TD-INT ratio (23-4), and passer rating (104.9) by any rookie quarterback in NFL history.

Prescott is the second recipient of the Senior Bowl Rookie of the Year Award. Last year, Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett was the inaugural winner of the award.