The Dallas Cowboys are off to a 4-1 start on the season, mostly thanks to the performances of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. The two rookies appear to be taking drastically different approaches to their first pro seasons. First, we have media-darling Dak Prescott as featured on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated:
After an early-bird 5:30 p.m. dinner he faced the type of dilemma familiar to burgeoning NFL stars: Kanye West was playing in downtown Dallas at the American Airlines Center, and one of the few companies Prescott endorses had sent him some sweet seats in Section 105, just left of stage.
Prescott did the math aloud: Kanye will go on after 9. The show will last a few hours, which means getting home after midnight. The decision was clear. He offered the tickets to his childhood friend, Cobi Griffin, who declined. So Dak kicked back in a recliner, Cobi sprawled on the couch and the two spent the night flipping between a Texans–Patriots game and Clemson–Georgia Tech. “I wanted to go a little bit,” Prescott said of the concert. “But I just think about the perception of it all. And I love my sleep.”
Sportswriters LOVE that story. Rather than go out and enjoy himself responsibly, he chose to stay home and watch a horrible Thursday night football game.
On the other hand, there’s Elliott. TMZ has video of Ezekiel Elliott at a nightclub on Friday night-slash-Saturday morning. Elliott was obviously less concerned with sleep. According to TMZ, he was “popping bottles” and “chilling with friends.” It’s like the Cowboys drafted their own version of the Odd Couple!