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5 things we learned from the Dallas Cowboys documentary on Dak Prescott

NFL football player Dak Prescott, of the Dallas Cowboys, accepts the award for best breakthrough athlete at the ESPYs at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.
NFL football player Dak Prescott, of the Dallas Cowboys, accepts the award for best breakthrough athlete at the ESPYs at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. AP

Haughton, Louisiana, native Dak Prescott is the subject of a new documentary created by the Dallas Cowboys. “Dak Prescott: Family Reunion” follows Prescott’s career from becoming the “most beloved player at Mississippi State” to his record-breaking rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys, where he was named starter after longtime Cowboys superstar quarterback Tony Romo was injured.

Here are five things we learned from the documentary:

1. Dallas Cowboys memorabilia sales are on the rise in Starkville

Prescott, who led the Bulldogs to their first No. 1 ranking with a shot at playing for a national championship, is a very popular MSU player. This is clear by the amount of Dallas Cowboys items for sale in the North Mississippi town at places like the Campus Bookmart. Come for the cowbell and pick up a Cowboys mini-helmet while you are there.

2. MSU coach Dan Mullen loves Prescott

You can see it in his eyes when Mullen talks about his former player. He also gives an inside look at the lengths Mullen and the MSU family went to when Prescott’s beloved mother Peggy died in 2013.

3. Prescott is determined

On the same day his mother, Peggy, was buried, Prescott was back on the practice field getting ready for the Bulldogs’ next game against SEC East foes Kentucky.

4. Jerry Jones gave Prescott some fatherly advice

The documentary shows what happened behind the scenes on the day Prescott was taken in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Draft. There’s a touching moment when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called Prescott.

“You’re a great young man and come in ready to give it all on the line,” Jones said in the phone call. “You’re at a time in your life when the number one thing on your mind should be being a starting quarterback in the NFL.”

5. There will be tears

Expect them to start flowing around the time of the home video of Prescott and his family watching him get drafted on TV and save enough tissue for pretty much the last third of the movie when Prescott returns to Starkville and MSU.

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