Watch Dak Prescott surprise emotional teammate as Cowboys Man of the Year nominee

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Dak Prescott is among the favorites to win NFL MVP after he empowered the Dallas Cowboys to a win against the Seahawks last Thursday.

Prescott is looking to win his second major award in as many seasons after he was named Walter Payton Man of the Year last year. The Man of the Year is viewed as the most prestigious of the league's lengthy list of end-of-season-awards.

It was a deserved milestone for Prescott, whose "Faith Fight Finish Foundation" focuses on colon cancer research, suicide prevention, mental health, providing assistance to those facing deprivation, and creating stronger relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

The foundation is just the tip of the iceberg as far as Prescott's charitable work. It's one of many reasons he was named Man of the Year, but it's time for the quarterback to pass the torch to another worthy teammate.

While volunteering at a recent community event, Prescott surprised DeMarcus Lawrence (!!!) to inform him he's the Cowboys' 2023 nominee. Overcome with emotion, Lawrence was at a loss for words once Dak revealed the big news.

Dak Prescott surprised DeMarcus Lawrence as Cowboys' 2023 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.

Prescott and Lawrence bring tears to the eyes of opposing fans with their play on the football field every week. In this video, though, the QB and DE made Cowboys fans shed a collective tear. Don't get it twisted, though. These are happy tears.

Lawrence is typically seen breaking down the Cowboys' pregame huddles with goosebump-inducing speeches. He's as good of a motivator as any player in the NFL, so to see him rendered almost speechless and overcome with bashfulness by Prescott's surprise was shocking to the eye and underlined his raw reaction.

It's fitting that Lawrence is the Cowboys' 2023 nominee. Not that on-field performance matters in Man of the Year voting, but Lawrence has received more recognition this year relative to recent seasons for his play at defensive end. He's continued to show up in the clutch and ranks first among edge defenders in run stop rate.

It's great to see Lawrence get the recognition he deserves. Like his play on the field, a lot ofLawrence's charitable work often goes unnoticed. He's always active in the DFW area and he pledged to donate $2,500 to the North Texas Food Bank for every sack he records this season.

With his nomination, Lawrence will look to become the first non-Cowboys quarterback to win the award since Jason Witten in 2012 and the first defensive player overall to win the award since Calais Campbell in 2019.

What a moment for Lawrence and credit to Dak and the Cowboys for making the announcement that much more special for the 31-year-old.

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