Dak Prescott named 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year over Ezekiel Elliott

Dak Prescott, a fourth-round draft choice who started the summer of 2016 as the Cowboys’ third-string quarterback, has been named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.

The Mississippi State product stepped into the Dallas starting lineup after Tony Romo suffered a back injury in the preseason, then never relinquished the reins after lifting the Cowboys to an 11-1 start. He teamed with Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott to create one of the league’s most dynamic and dangerous offensive attacks.

Prescott threw for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns, and only four interceptions in 15 games as the team’s starter. His ability to protect the ball and…