Cowboys QB Dak Prescott holds youth football camp in hometown

HAUGHTON, Louisiana — Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl quarterback Dak Prescott held his first ever Adidas Dak Prescott Pro Camp at Harold E. Harland Field Thursday.

“It’s great,” the Haughton High School alumnus said of the turnout of nearly 750 kids grades first through eighth. “It’s where it all started. Being in that gym earlier today just kind of gets me the chills. It was kind of like a pep rally just seeing all the people, seeing all the cheerleaders. But it’s special, special to be here. I was one of these kids not too long ago. So to be in this position and have this platform and be able to come back and give them a camp, change some lives, and make some things better is great.”

Prescott’s association with Pro Camps, a sports marketing firm that has been putting on camps with various pro sports players for almost two decades, was not encouraged by teammate Jason Witten, who recently completed his ninth annual Citi Jason Witten Pro Camp. Nonetheless, the 23-year-old sees why a player who considers a mentor has stuck with the group.

“He’s definitely a guy that, as I said, I admire as a mentor, a guy that does everything the right way,” Prescott explained. “And he’s been with ProCamps for years. And that just shows not only to Witten but ProCamps as well the type of people that we’re dealing with.”

In coming back to Haughton, the talented signal caller, who was recently named the 14th-best player in the NFL according to his peers and NFL Network, drives by his former residence at Pine Tree Mobile Estates.

“It’s humbling,” said Prescott. “It just shows you where I came from, kind of reminds me of everything it took to get where I am. But it makes me thankful for what I have.”