Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made no secret of just how bad he wanted to land Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round of the draft, to the point that many have wondered how the quarterback the Cowboys DID get—Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott—feels about all of it.
As it turns out, the fourth rounder isn’t at all worried about Jones’ unrequited love of Lynch.
“I’m just going to go out there and prove myself everyday on the field, and prove myself everyday in here,” Prescott said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Just be the player and person that I am. It really doesn’t mean anything to me [that they wanted Lynch].
“I’m sure I wasn’t the first one on Mississippi State’s recruiting board when I committed to them. But everything works out and happens for a reason.”
In the end, Prescott became the first quarterback drafted by the Cowboys since Stephen McGee in 2009.
“It’s about what you make of your opportunity,” Prescott said. “And that’s my opportunity right now. I’ve been given a chance to be on this great team with this great organization with great players. It’s my job to come in here and make myself better, make these guys around me better and just be the best player and person I can be.”