Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has come a long way from little known Sulphur, LA to his first season under center for America’s Team.
Nothing much goes on in Sulphur, Louisiana. The following is a Cliff’s notes version of it: Sulphur is a suburb of Lake Charles, Louisiana; which lies to its Southeast. Sulphur was named after its sulfur mines that were operated in the area in the 1900’s.
Notable people include former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and CBS radio analyst Matt Stevens, actress Janice Lynde, and former Houston Astros pitcher Casey Daigle. It has a Raisin’ Canes chicken fingers restaurant and a Walgreens. That’s it. This is the sleepy suburb where the ever-promising Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was born.
This week, the first-year passer will be on the cover of Sports Illustrated becoming the 7th Cowboy quarterback to ever do so. It took humble beginnings to go from a small suburb of Sulphur, LA to Mississippi State.
And then to be drafted by America’s Team. Prescott always had a no nonsense approach to things. However, he has always had patience to wait knowing that he would get his opportunity to show what he’s made of.
Perhaps he was foreshadowing a glimpse into the future when was at Mississippi State in 2012. That year Prescott began as the back up to then starting quarterback Tyler Russell. Dak began as the backup to Russell again the next season, but took over as starting quarterback when Russell suffered a concussion.