Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is a cerebral player. He was poised after being thrown into the fray when often injured starter Tony Romo went down in a preseason game. He not only took over the job as America’s Team QB in 2016, his rookie year, but he and beast running back Ezekiel Elliott led the team to the playoffs as the top seed in the NFC East.
But Prescott isn’t finished getting into the minds of opposing defenders: The 23-year-old is set to continue his academic career by earning a Ph.D. in psychology.
“Just getting my degrees has helped me immensely, just within the game of football and with people, just making me more educated in general,” Prescott told the Talk of Fame Network, TMZ Sports reports. “It’s something I continue to do. I’m actually continuing at some point either when I’m done [playing] or one offseason; I want to start working on my doctorate. So, I mean, it’s very important to me.”
The 23-year-old Louisiana native has already earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State, and basically pushed Romo into the sportscaster booth coming off an epic rookie season in which “he ranked third in the NFL with a 104.9 passer rating after completing 67.8 percent of his throws for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He added 282 rushing yards and six scores on the ground,” according to Bleacher Report. Prescott ended the season with his first Pro Bowl selection.