Former Haughton star quarterback Dak Prescott had an impressive debut in his first preseason game for the Dallas Cowboys last week.
Prescott completed 10 of 12 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in leading the Cowboys to a 24-7 halftime lead over the Los Angeles Rams in the Los Angeles Coliseum.
“It was no different than practice,” Prescott said in his postgame press conference. “That’s what the linemen were telling me in the huddle — it’s just another day of practice. I just went out there with a clear mind and had fun.”
Prescott’s touchdowns went to Dez Bryant for 10 yards and Terrance Williams for 32.
“I thought Dak did a good job. He had poise and composure,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said in his postgame press conference. “He ran the offense well. I thought he managed the game well and executed plays. He made some little plays and also made some big plays.”
Bryant came away impressed with the rookie.
“Dak was delivering the ball to everyone,” he told reporters. “With him playing behind a great leader like Romo, he is going to learn a lot. He is doing outstanding.”
Jameill Showers took over at quarterback in the second half for Dallas, which wound up losing 28-24.
Showers completed 8 of 16 for 99 yards, including one for 47.
Dallas resumes preseason play Friday at 7 p.m. against the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org