Rayne Dakota Prescott was born on July 29, 1993, he is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Mississippi State, where he twice received first-team All-SEC honors, and was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Intended to serve as a backup in his rookie season, Prescott became the Cowboys’ starting quarterback after starter Tony Romo was injured in the preseason. He went on to lead the Cowboys to the top seed of the National Football Conference (NFC) and set several rookie quarterback records, earning him Offensive Rookie of the Year. Prescott has since led the Cowboys to two additional division titles and made two Pro Bowl appearances.
Prescott was redshirted as a true freshman with Mississippi State in 2011. As a backup to Tyler Russell in 2012, he played in 12 games, completing 18 of 29 passes for 194 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also scored four rushing touchdowns, with 110 yards on 32 carries.
The Cowboys placed the exclusive franchise tag on Prescott for the second consecutive season on March 9, 2021, and he signed a four-year contract extension with the Cowboys the next day for $160 million with $126 million guaranteed. The deal included a $66 million signing bonus, the highest in NFL history.
In June 2021, he left Adidas and signed a five-year deal with Jordan. In his first game back from his injury in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Prescott threw for 403 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in a 31–29 loss. In Week 6, Prescott threw for 445 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in a 35–29 overtime win over the New England Patriots. His performance earned him NFC Offensive Player Of The Week.
In Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Prescott struggled, completing 14 of 29 passes for 134 yards and an interception before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a right thumb injury in the 19–3 loss. Later, it was announced Prescott will miss 6-8 weeks with the thumb injury. Prescott returned in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions, where he threw 207 yards and a touchdown in the 24-6 win.