Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Named Pepsi NFL Rookie Of The Year

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott's breakout rookie season got even better on Friday when he was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.

Per the announcement, Elliott, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones and Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz were all finalists for the award. He completed 67.8 percent of his passes and threw for 3,667 yards and 23 touchdowns (four interceptions). In addition, he rushed for six scores, setting a team single-season record.

The former Mississippi State Bulldog, who was selected in the fourth round, was viewed as a plug-in while incumbent Tony Romo went down with a preseason injury. His passer rating of 104.9 was third best in the NFL. New England quarterback Tom Brady was the other.

The first-year quarterback came into Dallas as an auxiliary piece to the Cowboys' 2016 draft class and wound up being one of the best at his position.

"It's an honor. It's a privilege", Prescott said on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football". Prescott and Elliott are each contenders for AP Rookie of the Year honors, and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is a favorite for Coach of the Year.

All will be decided on Saturday.

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