Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Seattle. Prescott grew up rooting for the Dallas Cowboys in Louisiana and suddenly finds himself in line to start their opener as a rookie quarterback with Tony Romo sidelined by yet another back injury.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Seattle. Prescott grew up rooting for the Dallas Cowboys in Louisiana and suddenly finds himself in line to start their opener as a rookie quarterback with Tony Romo sidelined by yet another back injury. Stephen Brashear AP
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Seattle. Prescott grew up rooting for the Dallas Cowboys in Louisiana and suddenly finds himself in line to start their opener as a rookie quarterback with Tony Romo sidelined by yet another back injury. Stephen Brashear AP

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