Countdown to Hall of Fame Game: Which of Dak’s Rookie Records Merits A Display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

by | Jul 12, 2017 | Articles, The League, The Team

As 5PB counts down to the Cowboys’ appearance in the  Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on August 3rd, we’ll take a look at Cowboys that have already been recognized for their achievements within the shrine to pro football.

Dak Prescott has only played 16 regular season games in the NFL, but he set an all-time NFL rookie record over the course of those games that merited a display at The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

The display: “Dak Prescott Completes Rookie Passing Record”.

The description: “This is a football used by Dak Prescott in the Dallas Cowboys’ final regular season game of the 2016 season against the Philadelphia Eagles. Prescott finished the regular season with a 104.9 passer rating, the highest single-season passer rating by a rookie quarterback in NFL history.”

If the Pro Football Hall of Fame had more room in their display, they also could have mentioned these additional NFL rookie records set by Dak in 2016: completion percentage (67.8%), fewest interceptions thrown (4), most games with a 70.0 completion percentage (9) and games with a 100 rating (11).

Dak also established Cowboys’ rookie records for passing yards (3,667), attempts (459), completions (311), passing touchdowns (23), completion percentage (67.8%), passer rating (104.9), total games played/started (16/16), and wins (11).

Photo via Jim Dry