Much like he was during his time at Mississippi State, Dak Prescott has been a leader for the Dallas Cowboys. The second-year quarterback was elected to be a team captain this year, despite only having one full season of NFL experience.
But Prescott has demonstrated strong leadership skills, which he honed during his time with the Bulldogs — and not just on the football field, either.
Prescott told Kristi Scales of 5pointsblue.com that his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master’s degree in workforce leadership have helped him become a better leader on the gridiron.
“When I was still at Mississippi State during my junior and senior seasons, as I was in those classes and later my master’s classes, I would recognize ‘Oh, that’s why this is happening.’ And, ‘Oh, this is what it’s called in the book,'” Prescott told Scales. “The book was explaining what I saw happening with my teammates and giving it a title or a label. That’s actually how I was learning it. I could connect what I was learning in class to what was happening on my team, and vice versa.”
Prescott wasn’t just seeing what he had learned, either. He utilizes those concepts to motivate his teammates in the proper fashion.
“That’s one of the main lessons I’ve used as a team captain and as a quarterback,” Prescott said, per Scales. “Which guy can I scream at and kind of challenge him to do better? And which guy do I need to pick up and tap on the back and he’ll do better? It’s interesting finding those traits and applying what I’ve learned.”
The Cowboys are off to a 2-2 start in Prescott’s second season. The former Bulldog has passed for 941 yards and eight touchdowns through the first four games.
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