Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame. No, not their busts.
The rookies have their jerseys displayed in Canton, Ohio, along with a football used by Prescott in the final regular-season game.
The football represents the 104.9 passer rating Prescott had, breaking the rookie record previously held by Robert Griffin III (102.4 in 2012).
Prescott set numerous rookie records: His 13 victories tied Ben Roethlisberger (2004); his 0.9 interception percentage was the lowest ever; he had 11 games with a 100-plus passer rating; he had 176 pass attempts without an interception to begin the season, surpassing Tom Brady (162) for the most pass attempts without a pick to start a career.
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“There is no question he’s surprised everybody,” Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said Friday. “To say you’re going to win 13 games with a rookie quarterback? To say he’s going to be the third-highest-rated quarterback in the NFL in passer rating behind [Tom] Brady and Matt Ryan? The stuff that he has done is unprecedented.”
Elliott earned All-Pro honors Friday and is an MVP candidate after leading the league in rushing with 1,631 yards.