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Dak Prescott dazzles in 2nd straight NFL preseason game

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Tony Romo was back, but Dak Prescott was again the main attraction.

For the second straight preseason game Friday, the former Mississippi State quarterback put on an impressive performance for the Dallas Cowboys.

Prescott, a rookie fourth-round pick in April’s NFL Draft, went 12 of 15 for 199 yards and two touchdowns with a 158.3 passer rating in a 41-14 win over the Miami Dolphins. He also rushed for 28 yards and two more scores (from 20 yards and 1 yard).

“I grew up a ‘Boys fan,” Prescott told USA TODAY Sports after the game. “I’m so happy to be doing this. I’m not going to say it has been easy because it hasn’t. I’m just trying, man. I’m trying to put in that work and ball out any chance I get.”

Prescott played six series – beginning near the end of the first quarter and ending close to the conclusion of the third – after Romo, the team’s starter, played the first two. The Cowboys scored on all six Prescott drives (four touchdowns and two field goals) before making way for third-string quarterback Jameill Showers.

Romo, who sat out the team’s first preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams last week, was 4 of 5 passing for 49 yards and led the Cowboys on a scoring drive on his second and final series of the game.

During training camp, Romo, 36, took every third day of practice off to rest after breaking his clavicle twice last season, which caused him to miss 12 games. Prescott, who became Dallas’ primary backup after Kellen Moore broke his right fibula earlier this month, has been taking first-team reps during those Romo absences.

Against the Rams on Aug. 13, a game in which he started, Prescott was 10 of 12 for 139 yards and two touchdowns after playing the entire first half.

During his Mississippi State career, which included three years starting, Prescott broke every major school passing record, including career, season and single-game marks for completions, yards and touchdowns.

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