- Seven quarterbacks were drafted ahead of Dak Prescott in the 2016 NFL Draft.
- Jared Goff and Carson Wentz were the first two picks of the 2016 draft.
Seven quarterbacks were selected before Dak Prescott in the 2016 NFL Draft. But with Prescott as their signal caller, the Cowboys have consistently been among the NFL odds leaders to make the playoffs.
Prescott was the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2016, and he wasn’t expected to be that successful that soon.
Quarterbacks Drafted Ahead of Dak Prescott in 2016 NFL Draft
Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch, Christian Hackenberg, Jacoby Brissett, Cody Kessler and Connor Cook were selected before Dak Prescott was picked with the 37th selection of the fourth round, 135th overall, in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Which Quarterbacks Were Taken in the 2016 NFL Draft?
|2||Carson Wentz||North Dakota State||Eagles|
|51||Christian Hackenberg||Penn State||Jets|
|91||Jacoby Brissett||North Carolina State||Patriots|
|100||Connor Cook||Michigan State||Raiders|
|135||Dak Prescott||Mississippi State||Cowboys|
|139||Cardale Jones||Ohio State||Bills|
|207||Jeff Driskel||Louisiana Tech||49ers|
|223||Brandon Doughty||Western Kentucky||Dolphins|
Who Was the Cowboys Quarterback Before Dak Prescott?
Tony Romo was the starting quarterback of the Cowboys before they drafted Dak Prescott out of Mississippi State. But because of an injury to Romo, Prescott started his first career game in 2016 and has been Dallas’ primary passer ever since.
Romo played just one game in 2016 at 36 years old before retiring the following year.
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