Dak Prescott Bio: Career, Education, Relationship & Net worth

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Dak Prescott is a talented American professional football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. The two-time Pro Bowl selectee has set records such as the highest passer rating by a rookie quarterback and the highest completion percentage by a rookie quarterback.

Sports fans would undoubtedly be familiar with Dak for his calm presence, strength, and quick throwing motion in the field.

The NFL star won 2022-23 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award on 9th February 2023. 

Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott During The Training (Source: gossipybio.com)

Moreover, Dak set several rookie quarterback records and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2016.

His outstanding qualities have convinced many people to consider him the best football quarterback.

On December 9, 2022, Dak Prescott was fined $13,261 for an Excessive Celebration against Indianapolis.

Well, today, let’s dive into the life of Dak, where we will discuss his early life, age, height, career, salary, net worth, and personal life.

First, let’s look at some quick facts listed below!

Quick Facts

Full Name Rayne Dakota Prescott
Birth Date July 29, 1993
Birth Place Louisiana, United States
Nick Name Dak
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Multiracial (African- American)
Education Houghton High School

Mississippi State University

Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name Nathaniel Prescott
Mother’s Name Peggy Prescott
Siblings Jace Prescott

Tad Prescott

Natalie Prescott-Smith

Elliott Prescott (half-brother)

Age 30 Years Old
Height 6 ft 2 in / 1.88 m / 188cm
Weight 107 kg / 238 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Married In a relationship
Girlfriend Natalie Buffett
Children None
Profession Football quarterback player
Net Worth $60 Million
Salary Estimated $42 Million Yearly
Profession Football Quarterback Player
Affiliations NFL
Active Since 2013
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Poster, Autograph
Last Update May 2024

Early Life, Family, & Education

Dak Prescott was born in Sulphur, Louisiana, United States, to parents Nathaniel Prescott and Peggy Prescott.

He is American by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His mother worked as a manager at a truck stop to support the family.

Dak grew up with his three siblings: Jace Prescott, Tad Prescott, and sister Natalie Prescott-Smith.

Jace was an offensive lineman at Northwestern State. Likewise, he also has an older half-brother Elliott Prescott from his father’s previous marriage.

Moreover, his mother was an ardent football fan and used to inspire her sons to develop the same fascination for the game.

She even had a football tattooed on her arm, with the number three written inside, symbolizing her three sons.

Dak Prescott With His Mother
Dak Prescott With His Mother (Source: Dallas Morning News)

Dak was immensely close to his mother ever since he was little. Sadly, during his sophomore year, Peggy died of colon cancer on November 3, 2013.

It was a devastating blow to Prescott, who had such a strong relationship with his mother.

“She was my number one best friend, the best coach I ever had. Her expectations for me were, I’d say, the only ones that were higher than I have for myself. Because she believed in me is the reason I’m able to do what I want to do every single day with a positive attitude.”

Moving on, Dak went to Houghton High School for his high school education and played football for the Buccaneers.

After graduating from high school, he joined Mississippi State University.

Age & Height 

The professional quarterback player was born in the year 1993, which makes him 30 years old.

Likewise, the American native shares his birthday on July 29, making his birth sign Leo. And from what we know, they are known for being warm, passionate, and dynamic. 

Besides his personality, Dak has got to build like a player. He stands at an astounding height of 1.88 meters and weighs 235 lbs.

Additionally, he has trained himself so well to withstand any pressure and continue making one of the best strides every year.

Likewise, his well-built frame and calm pocket presence give him an edge over his peers. Besides that, he has short black hair and a pair of black eyes.

College Career

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback had a very successful college career. Dak got redshirted as a true freshman with Mississippi State in 2011.

Likewise, in 2012, he played in 12 games as a backup to Tyler Russel, completing 18 of 29 passes for 194 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Moreover, he began as the backup to Russell in the 2013 season but took over as the starter when Russell suffered a concussion. He played in 11 games, completing 156 of 267 passes for 1,940 yards.

Similarly, he was the MVP of the 2013 Liberty Bowl after leading the Bulldogs to a 44–7 win over the Rice Owls.

At the same time, Dak again broke records in yards of total offense, single-season passing yards, and passing touchdowns.

During the 2014 season, He began as a full-time starter and became a key player.

In his entire season, Dak broke ten school records and was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week thrice and the Manning Award Player of the Week five times.

Not to mention, Prescott also received the 2014 and 2015 Conerly Trophy and the 2015 Belk Bowl MV for his brilliant performance.

Likewise, he got selected as a candidate for the National Player of the Year award.

Furthermore, Dak became the fourth player in FBS history to pass for 60 touchdowns and rush for 40.

He won several honors throughout the year and established himself as an attractive pick for the upcoming NFL Draft.

Professional Career

Dak started his professional career when he got selected as the 135th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. 

He signed a rookie contract and began playing with the team at the beginning of the 2016 season.

Following that, in his rookie season, he played in 16 games with 23 touchdowns and 3,667 passing yards and won the divisional title.

Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott Profile (Source: Wikipedia)

Likewise, he was honored with the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and ranked 14th on the NFL 100 players.

Furthermore, Dak started his second professional season in 2017 by winning over the New York Giants with 19 touchdowns and 268 passing yards on Sunday Night Football. 

Likewise, Dak and his team made their biggest win over Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs that same year.

Same like that he continued his winning streak in the coming years as well. In 2018, he led to their first win of the season against the New York Giants with 160 passing yards. 

Similarly, in the next game, he and the Cowboys won against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving.

Moreover, in the Cowboys’ playoff game, Prescott passed an interception with 29 rushing yards and a crucial 24 touchdown with a victory earning his first playoff.

Moreover, he also made his second pro bowl selection.

Additionally, in the 2019 season opening, Dak was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance in the week against the New York Giants. 

Similarly, for his victory and efforts against Detroit Lions, he was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time.

Dak became the first player in National Football League history to rush for three touchdowns passing 400 yards against Atlanta Falcons in 2020. 

He also got named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his fantastic performance while playing against the Falcons.

2021 Season 

On March 9, 2021, the Dallas Cowboys set the exclusive franchise tag on Prescott for the second consecutive season.

When he returned from his injury, in his first game in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dak threw for 403 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in a 31-29 loss.

Moreover, he also threw 445 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in a 35-29 overtime win over the New England Patriots in Week 6. His performance earned him NFC Offensive Player Of The Week.

In Week 16, he threw four touchdowns in a 56-14 blowout win against the Washington Football Team as the Cowboys would clinch the NFC East division title.

Furthermore, he earned another NFC Offensive Player Of The Week for his performance against the Football Team.

Prescott threw 295 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-26 win over the Eagles, earning NFC Offensive Player Of The Week in Week 18.

Dallas Cowboys was a division winner and decided to host the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card Round.

In the game, Dak finished 23 of 43 passing attempts for 254 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and also rushed for 27 yards and an additional touchdown in the 23-17 loss.

On the last play with 14 seconds left, he ran a quarterback draw up in the middle for 17 yards and could not spike the ball to stop the clock from running down.

Despite the loss, Prescott was named NVP (Nickelodeon Valuable Player) with more than 81 percent of the online vote, becoming the second losing quarterback to do so in as many years.

2022 Season

Dallas Cowboys Prescott struggled in Week 1 against Tampa Bay Buccaneers, finishing 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.

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Dak Prescott Showing His Injured Feet (Source: SportsIllustrated)

Later, it was released Dak would not play for 6-8 weeks with the thumb injury. However, he came back and played in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions, where he threw 207 yards and a touchdown in the 24-6 win.

Career Stats


Ankle injury

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak suffered a devastating right ankle injury during a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

He was immediately carted off and taken to a local Dallas area hospital.

Further, the cowboys later announced that Dak suffered a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation.

Likewise, he underwent surgery the same night, ending his season. According to sources, Prescott needs a recovery timetable of four to six months.

The immediate concern was Prescott’s health, so to continue with the season, the cowboys signed Andy Dalton, the Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback, as Prescott’s replacement.

Similarly, the quarterback player went to this second ankle surgery in December 2020 o strengthen the ankle and clean up issues from prior injuries.

Net Worth & Salary

Dak has had a fantastic career and has been recognized worldwide as a famous professional football quarterback.

He has gained the love and support of his fans, and his bank balance has grown tremendously.

According to reports, he has an estimated net worth of $60 million. He has been with the Dallas Cowboys since 2016, earning a hefty amount through his hard work and dedication.

And notably, his salary increased from 2018 to 2020. His annual pay increased from $630,000 to $2,025,000. 

ESPN reports showed Dak’s endorsement deals and insurance policies were worth more than $50 million.

He has endorsement deals with several companies, including New Era caps, Citi, Pepsi, Sleep Number beds, Campbell’s Chunky Soup, and many more.

In 2022, he signed a four-year $160 million contract extension with the Cowboys with $126 million guaranteed.

The highest in NFL history, the deal included a $66 million signing bonus. 

Dak left Adidas and signed a new deal for five years with Jordan.

Likewise, in 2022, Dak signed a four-year, $160,000,000 worth dealing with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $66,000,000 signing bonus.

He is also guaranteed $126,000,000 and an average salary of $40,000,000. He will earn a base salary of $1,600,000 and a restructure bonus of $18,400,00.

Dak also has a cap hit of $19,730,000 and a dead cap worth $108,800,000.

As Per 2022, His Contract Note:

  • $95 million fully guaranteed (signing bonus +2021 salary + 2022 salary)
  • $31 million salary fully guaranteed on 3/202/2022 (injury guaranteed now)
  • 2024 Roster Bonus: $5 million (5th League day of 2024)
  • Annual $500, 000 de-escalation for missing workouts
  • No-Tag Clause
  • No- Trade Clause
  • 2025-20226 are void years for cap purposes, automatically void on the last day of 2024
  • The 2026 void year will allow the 2022 base salary to be restructured
  • Annual Super Bowl win + 50% snaps: $1 million

Net Worth Of Dak Prescott In Different Currencies

Here is the net-worth Dak Prescott in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro 1,694,140 
Pound Sterling £1,451,958 
Australian Dollar A$2,701,608 
Canadian Dollar C$2,521,880 
Indian Rupee 149,221,000 
BitCoin ฿63


Over the years, Dak has mostly kept his personal life under wraps, but it has been rumored for months now that he is dating model Natalie Buffett

It was rumored that Natalie wished Dak a happy birthday post and added their picture together on Instagram.

Captioned with “Happy Birthday babe” and a red heart emoji. Prescott replied to the birthday message, “My girl, Thank you.”

Likewise, the rumor got spread like wildfire amongst the news. Later in April, Prescott hosted a get-together party in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic for his friend Natalie.

Not to mention, Dak has previously dated a couple of beautiful young girls, including Kayla Puzas, Yasmine Nicole, and a lady name Rosette.

Social Media Presence

Dak Prescott is a social media celebrity. He has accumulated millions of followers on the internet and has created an extensive social media profile on various social networking sites, including Instagram and Twitter.

Twitter –1.4m followers

Instagram- 2.2m followers

Facebook – 681k followers

Popularity Graph 

Dak Prescott is a professional NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys.

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Dak Prescott Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

His search on the Internet hiked because of his games for the season 2022-23. Also, many have searched for information about his dating life.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQS)

What happened to Dak Prescott’s mom?

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s mom passed away in 2013 from colon cancer at 52.

Who is Dak Prescott’s backup quarterback?

Earlier, the professional football quarterback Garrett Gilbert was signed as a veteran backup quarterback for Dak Prescott. But as of now (2022), Cooper Rush is the new backup quarterback for Dak.

What is Prescott’s Playoff Record?

Dak wears Jersey Number 4 for the Dallas Cowboys. He has a record of 1-3 in the playoffs in his career.

How much is Dak Prescott getting in guaranteed money?

Prescott is getting $126 million of his $160 million overall practically guaranteed, with $95 million guaranteed at signing. The contract has a maximum value of $164 million.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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