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Dak Prescott uses celebrity to give back

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Dak Prescott was the third quarterback on the team’s depth chart this time last year. The Cowboys expected Prescott, a fourth-round pick in 2016, to spend the season behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore, watching, waiting and learning.

Fate happened, and Prescott became an unexpected star as a rookie. That’s the reason Prescott drew an estimated 3,000 kids to his three camps over the past week — two in Mississippi and one in North Texas.

As a successful quarterback of the Cowboys, Prescott has become a celebrity. Everyone wants to be associated with him.

Prescott called on Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Charles Haley and several current Cowboys, including Cole Beasley, to help with his camp Sunday, which drew more than 900 kids.

“I didn’t think it would be within a year,” Prescott said, via Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News. “But I’ve also envisioned being able to do something like this [with football camps in his name]. It’s been an amazing week.”

Prescott said he has other commitments before the Cowboys depart for training camp July 22, but he also plans on enjoying some off time.

“Yeah, just that, doing them all, working out, doing some other obligations that I’ve already planned and then enjoying myself,” Prescott said. “So, going out and go to a beach somewhere, hang out with the time I need. But also getting ready for football at the same time.”

Prescott has earned some time off, but it’s a safe bet, working out will remain the priority for him the next four weeks.

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8 Responses to “Dak Prescott uses celebrity to give back”
  1. bittersportspills says: Jun 25, 2017 3:44 PM

    I wonder how much, if anything did Prescott make in $$$ off his camps?
    It’s a legitimate question since he was a 4th rounder, he’s on a rookie contract, and he’s underpaid as far as his production. So why not cash in while the iron’s hot and help himself?

  2. sportoficionado says: Jun 25, 2017 4:38 PM

    This is definitely a good way to get away from football without actually getting away from football.

  3. derekgorgonstar says: Jun 25, 2017 4:53 PM

    Class act.

  4. cmonitsfunny says: Jun 25, 2017 5:09 PM

    Seems like a nice guy, to bad he plays for the bad guys.

  5. cobrala2 says: Jun 25, 2017 6:07 PM

    Hard to dislike Dak.

    -an Eagles Fan

  6. cobrala2 says: Jun 25, 2017 6:08 PM

    @bittersportspills

    It may be a legitimate question.
    But it seems to be coming from an illegitimate perspective.

  7. abninf says: Jun 25, 2017 6:53 PM

    The kids in north Texas play in bigger stadiums than the Chargers will. And that’s no exaggeration.

  8. jsrdc says: Jun 26, 2017 10:44 AM

    @ cmonitsfunny says:

    “Seems like a nice guy, to bad he plays for the bad guys.”

    What is “too” bad (there, I corrected it for you), is that you were obviously one of the bad guys in English class.

    Haters will hate not matter how positive a story is…….

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