Quarterbacks Drafted Ahead of Dak Prescott in 2016 NFL Draft

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws
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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Jan 13, 2023, 8:25 PM
  • 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?

Overall PickQuarterbackCollegeTeam
1Jared GoffCalRams
2Carson WentzNorth Dakota StateEagles
26Paxton LynchMemphisBroncos
51Christian HackenbergPenn StateJets
91Jacoby BrissettNorth Carolina StatePatriots
93Cody KesslerUSCBrowns
100Connor CookMichigan StateRaiders
135Dak PrescottMississippi StateCowboys
139Cardale JonesOhio StateBills
162Kevin HoganStanfordChiefs
187Nate SudfeldIndianaWashington
191Jake RudockMichiganLions
201Brandon AllenArkansasJaguars
207Jeff DriskelLouisiana Tech49ers
223Brandon DoughtyWestern KentuckyDolphins

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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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.