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Watch Cowboys QB Dak Prescott offer OU’s Kyler Murray advice before the 2019 NFL Draft

Kyler Murray says he picked football over baseball because he loves it

Before accepting the 2018 Davey O'Brien Trophy in Fort Worth on Monday night, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray said he picked football over baseball simply because he loves the game.
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Before accepting the 2018 Davey O'Brien Trophy in Fort Worth on Monday night, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray said he picked football over baseball simply because he loves the game.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott came into the NFL in 2016 with questions and doubts as a fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State.

And while Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is a former five-star recruit who won the 2018 Heisman Trophy and is slated to be the No. 1 overall pick in 2019 NFL Draft, he has a kindred spirit in Prescott because of concerns about his size.

In a video shared by Oklahoma Football’s Twitter account, Prescott offered an uplifting message to Murray heading into Thursday’s draft.

”What’s up Kyler, it’s Dak,” Prescott said in the video. “Trust me, I know what it’s like to be doubted. Remember though, doubt is a gift. It takes you to the next level. So what if they doubt you? They doubted me too.”

Prescott is 32-16 as a starter over the last three years and has led the Cowboys to two NFC East titles and a playoff win. He is in active negotiations on a long-term contract extension that could pay him between $27-30 million annually.

Not bad for a former 135th overall pick.

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Clarence E. Hill Jr. has covered the Dallas Cowboys as a beat writer/columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since 1997. That includes just two playoff wins, six coaches and countless controversies from the demise of the dynasty teams of the 1990s through the rollercoaster years of the Tony Romo era until Jason Garrett’s process Cowboys.


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