Paul Finebaum compares Cowboys QB Dak Prescott to Peyton Manning

Coming off his best passing performance and fifth win in six starts, Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is leading the national conversation as the NFL's biggest surprise this season.

SEC Network analyst Paul Finebaum, who covered Prescott for the duration of his All-SEC career at Mississippi State, attributes Prescott's immediate success to his work ethic, unmatched by other first-year players.

“He is Peyton Manning about 19 years removed," Finebaum said during Monday's appearance on SportsCenter. "He’s the first person to show up for work every day in Dallas and it was the same way in Starkville. He’s a film-a-holic and studies the game. His goal back then was to master the game and he did that at Mississippi State.

"He has the winning ability and that’s what has transferred over to Dallas. And he also has Zeke Elliott."

Prescott set an NFL record for most passing attempts without an interception to start a career during Sunday's win in Green Bay and finished with three touchdown passes agains the Packers.

At Mississippi State, Prescott shattered several single-season and career records in the SEC and owns every major mark at the school.

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