Dak Prescott’s first regular-season road game likely won’t faze him.
Starting for three seasons in the SEC, the former Mississippi State star played in front of more than 100,000 fans three times. In fact, seven times in college, Prescott played in stadiums with more fans than FedEx Field holds, including 104,455 at Kyle Field last season.
“Every road game in the SEC was loud,” Prescott said. “…I’ve been through a lot of tough crowds throughout college so it’s kind of me against the world, or us against the world going into those road games.”
FedEx Field ranks among the largest stadiums in the NFL at 82,000. Prescott made his debut before 92,867 on Sunday at AT&T Stadium against the Giants.
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“I’m excited for it,” Prescott said. “I love road games. It’s kind of you versus the world-type thing in there. I’m excited for it. I’m excited to head up to the capitol and see what the Redskins fans have for us and come out with a win.”
Prescott got a taste of the NFL road experience in the preseason at Seattle, arguably the toughest venue for a road team in the NFL.
“The challenges of playing on the road exist, and they exist for everybody,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s dealt with that throughout his college career. The biggest thing is communication, making sure you’re breaking the huddle and communicating and everybody can hear it. Play with a good tempo so you get to the line of scrimmage, and you have time to communicate if you need to. But again, he’s been in those environments throughout his career.
“I did think he handled the Seattle situation very well – maybe a little different than the other preseason games in that he didn’t know that he was going in on the fourth play of the game. I thought he handled that really well. That’s really what backup quarterbacks have to do. You never know when you’re going to have to go into a game, but you have to be ready. To go into a game up there in that environment, against that team, I thought he handled it really well.”