Publish Date: 06/09/2017
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has his eye on going to school with a plan on earning a Ph.D. in psychology, and he believes his continued education can help him on the football field as well.
On Tuesday, TMZ Sports passed along comments Prescott recently made to the Talk of Fame Network about his plans for the future.
“Just getting my degrees has helped me immensely, just within the game of football and with people, just making me more educated in general,” he said. “It’s something I continue to do. I’m actually continuing at some point either when I’m done [playing] or one offseason, I want to start working on my doctorate. So, I mean, it’s very important to me.”
The 23-year-old Louisiana native previously earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees during his time at Mississippi State University, per TMZ Sports. While he has a lucrative NFL career ahead, he’s showing no signs of slowing down in the classroom. It’s never too late to broaden your education and he is completely correct. No matter how old you are, if you feel as though you want to go back to school, DO IT!
With Prescott coming off a dominating rookie season with the Cowboys, he ranked third in the NFL with a 104.9 passer rating after completing 67.8 percent of his throws for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He added 282 rushing yards and six scores on the ground.
He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and has earned his first Pro Bowl nomination for his endeavors, which came to light with starter quarterback Tony Romo resigning.
Presently, with Romo resigning and an unremarkable gathering of reinforcements on the Cowboys program, Dallas is counting on another enormous year from the fourth-round pick, which I believe will happen and there’s no doubt about that.
Cowboys quarterback coach Wade Wilson is quite certain Prescott will have the capacity to stay away from the loathsome sophomore droop since he’s indicated “no complacency at all,” per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.
“He’s improved strength-wise, flexibility-wise, speed-wise, quickness-wise, so he’s not resting on anything that went on last year,” Wilson said. “He had a phenomenal rookie year. He’s been out here working the whole offseason and taking over a little bit more of a leadership role this year that’s kind of innate with the position, but it is his personality as well, and the guys are really responding to that.”
Prescott has transformed the Dallas Cowboys back into America’s favorite football team again just with his personality and strong passion for winning football games.
While the quarterback’s aspirations go a long way past the football field, including conceivably gaining the title Dr. Dak Prescott, his concentration for the present is the 2017 football season.
The Cowboys are booked to commence the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 3 against the Arizona Cardinals. Good luck Dak!
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