FRISCO, Texas – Dak Prescott was two years old when the Cowboys played the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. Needless to say, he doesn't remember much about Lombardi Trophy No. 5 for Dallas.
"I was playing with a stuffed football at that time," he said.
But he did grow up watching Ben Roethlisberger.
With a 35-10 win over the Browns last Sunday, Prescott joined Roethlisberger (2004) and Kyle Orton (Bears, 2005) as the only rookie quarterbacks with seven-game winning streaks since the 1970 NFL merger.
The Steelers went 15-1 that year and reached the AFC Title Game. Prescott has always appreciated Roethlisberger's toughness at the quarterback position. There are some similarities to their skill sets; both quarterbacks weigh about 240 pounds and can move around and make plays.
"He's been in the league and done it for a long time – a lot longer obviously than I have, so I'm not going to go into comparisons too much," Prescott said. "But he's a great guy to watch and you see defensive linemen can't get him down, he breaks those tackles and still throws the ball deep down the field. It's something I look forward to and hope to do in my career."