Cowboys’ Dak Prescott’s message to Kyler Murray? 'Doubt is a gift'

Kyler Murray on being drafted by Cardinals: 'That would be nice for sure'

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has a message for Kyler Murray.

The former Oklahoma star is expected to be the top quarterback selected in this week’s draft. Some, however, have questioned whether the 5-10 Murray will be able to succeed in the NFL because of his size.

Prescott, a two-time Pro Bowl player, told Murray to ignore the critics in a video posted Sunday on the Oklahoma football Twitter account.

“Trust me, I know what it’s like to be doubted,” Prescott said in the video. “Remember though, doubt is a gift. It takes you to the next level. So what if they doubt you? They doubted me too.”

Prescott had a standout collegiate career at Mississippi State yet fell to the fourth round of the 2016 draft, where the Cowboys grabbed him with the 135th overall pick. Prescott was expected to serve as Dallas’ backup quarterback but took over as the team’s starter after Tony Romo suffered a back injury and never looked back.

The Cowboys have recorded a 32-16 record in Prescott’s starts and reached the playoffs in two of his three seasons.

“He’s resilient,” Dallas wide receiver Amari Cooper said about Prescott in November.  “He never gets down on himself, never gets down on the team. He’s always believing that we can go out there and overcome any circumstance. And you need that. Especially in a quarterback. That’s something I really admire.”

Murray took home the Heisman Trophy last season after he threw for 4,361 yards and tallied 54 total scores. Oklahoma finished with a 12-2 record and advanced to the College Football Playoff semifinal, where it fell to Alabama.

The Cardinals are reportedly considering picking Murray at No. 1. General manager Steve Keim told reporters last week the team has not made a decision about who it will draft.

“The fact that I don’t know what we’re doing but everyone else does, that’s concerning,” Keim said. “We are not done with this process. There are a number of players, in my opinion, and our scouts’ opinions, and our coaches’ opinion, that warrant being the first overall selection.”

The NFL Draft will be held Thursday – Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.