Dak Prescott knows that Jason Witten is not someone to be taken lightly.
The Dallas Cowboys' rookie quarterback was especially intimidated by the veteran tight end, and was extremely nervous during their first encounter. Prescott has been an admirer of the 10-time Pro Bowler since he was a young Cowboys' fan.
While appearing on an episode of Sports Media's Inside the Huddle, Prescott recounted the entire experience.
"Witten was the guy I guess you could say made me the most nervous," Prescott told host Tyler Clutts when asked which Cowboys intimidated the rookie upon their first meeting.
Prescott also delved into their first interaction, which did not go as panned for Prescott.
"We're on the practice field, it's the warm-up period, what everybody sees in the game when we're warming up. We're just throwing a deep ball to the guys over the shoulder, looks all pretty and glamorous. And it's supposed to be easy.
"It's my first time throwing to Jason Witten. At this point I'm like, 'Ah I'm nervous. I've gotta hit Jason Witten in stride.' So I throw the ball. It wasn't as tight of a spiral as it should have been. And Jason, I think if he sticks his hands all the way out, he catches the ball. But I guess this is his moment of showing me how detailed and how precise this league is, and how precise I need to be in everything that I do. And he just simply watches the ball go over his shoulder and fall.
"And at this moment my heart just drops. I'm like, 'Gosh, I just blew my first pass to Jason Witten."
Prescott managed to gain a great rapport with Witten during the regular season, as the 34-year-old tight end caught 69 passes for 673 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Witten, as well as his other teammates, helped the 23-year old passer earn a Pro Bowl selection in only his first year as a starter.
You can watch the entire interview below:
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