OXNARD, Calif. — Dak Prescott does not get caught off guard often.
It happened this past Friday.
His father, Nat, traveled to Los Angeles to surprise Prescott the day before he turned 24. With the Dallas Cowboys practicing during his birthday on Saturday, they decided to celebrate at a Cheesecake Factory after the quarterback spent part of his off day at the spa.
“It was cool. It was a surprise. I didn’t really know. I usually don’t get surprised, so they pulled that one off,” Prescott said. “I congratulated them on that one because he has tried too many times and it doesn’t work. He got me on that one. It was good for him. I was excited more for him with him being a longtime Cowboys fan. The history of being out here in Oxnard, just coming out here and watching us practice.”
Nat knew his son was surprised immediately.
“When I walked in, I saw my little boy,” Nat said. “He all but passed out. He came running, ‘What are you doing here? Dad, it was like I was in a time warp and I didn’t expect you here.’”
Nat watched his son practice in what might have been the quarterback’s best session early in training camp.
Fifteen months after Dak was drafted and 13 months after he became the team’s starter, Nat is still amazed that his son is quarterback for the Cowboys.
Despite growing up in Louisiana, Nat has always been a Cowboys fan.
“I am blushing now and you just can’t tell,” Nat Prescott said. “I walk around in a glow, I’ve been a Cowboys fan my entire life. My granddad did it to me; I in turn…
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