Dak Prescott named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
HOUSTON — It’s not the name most were expecting.
The wide belief was that the award would go to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, or perhaps a combination of both Dallas rookies. Prescott ended up receiving 28 of the 50 votes, while Elliott got 21.
Not to say that Prescott doesn’t deserve the award: quite the opposite. Drafted as an afterthought in the fourth round — behind Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch, Christian Hackenberg (!), Jacoby Brissett, Cody Kessler and Connor Cook — Prescott was thrust into the starting role in August when Tony Romo went down with a broken bone in his back.
Once fate took over, Prescott never wavered. Showing the calm of a veteran from his opening snap, the rookie dazzled viewers during a pristine…