Following is a transcript of Tony Dungy’s interview with Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott from halftime of the Chiefs-Patriots NFL Kickoff 2017 on NBC.
Tony Dungy: “You had a great first year, and you did something that most young quarterbacks aren’t able to do – take care of the football. I heard you say that your mom had a lot to do with that. Tell me about that.”
Dak Prescott: “I just remember coming home from practice one day, and I wasn’t too happy, and told her that I didn’t have a good day, that I threw a couple of interceptions. She was like, ‘Well why are we practicing interceptions? Those aren’t good habits.’ That’s something that I’ll never forget, but it’s true. Don’t practice bad habits. I don’t give the ball to a defensive player. Teammates ask me for the ball all the time, and I’ll set it on the ground and let them pick it up, but I won’t throw it to them, and I won’t give it to them.”
Dungy: “This opening night, it’s the Giants – is this just one of 16 games, or is this a little bit special?”
Prescott: “It’s special. It’s the first game of Year Two for me. Not for one second am I going to say it’s one of 16. We’ve got to start on the right foot. We’ve got to get this win against against an in-division team, a team we didn’t beat last year, and get going – get going the right way.”