Dak Prescott, QB – Fourth Round (2016)
The Cowboys went into the 2016 NFL Draft knowing former quarterback Tony Romo was near the end of his career. So, after missing out on a number of quarterbacks in the early rounds, Dallas decided to take a flier on Dak Prescott out of Mississippi State.
The rest is history. Dak was thrown into the starting job in 2016 after injuries to Romo and then backup QB Kellen Moore. Prescott proceeded to never give the starting job back. Even once Romo was healthy.
Prescott went on to lead the Cowboys to a 13-3 record in his first season along with being named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Dak has a career 42-27 record along with a 97.3 career passer rating which ranks first all-time amongst Cowboy quarterbacks.
Prescott recently signed a four-year contract with the Cowboys as the team finally committed to him being the quarterback of the future. The next goal for Dak is to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Dallas.
Finding your franchise quarterback in the fourth-round is something not a lot of NFL franchises can say. That is why Dak Prescott is clearly the best Dallas Cowboys’ draft pick since 2010, and he might just be one of the best selections in the entire NFL over the past decade.