Dallas graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2006 – where he was a two-time “Pitcher of the Year” in his conference – and also played quarterback for the football team. He attended the University of Arkansas from 2007-09 and helped lead the Razorbacks to the semifinals of the 2009 College World Series.
The American League’s 2015 Cy Young Award winner added another stellar season to his resume in ‘17, going 14-5 with a 2.90ERA (47ER/145.2IP) in 23 starts for the world-champion Astros. It was his third career season with double-digit wins and he was named to his second career A.L. All-Star squad. Dallas won his third consecutive Gold Glove Award in 2016 despite his season being cut short in late August due to left shoulder inflammation. Dallas is the only pitcher in Astros history to win the award for fielding excellence. On April 15, 2016, he extended his home winning streak to 17 games by leading Houston to a 1-0 win over the Tigers. The streak dated back to his final start of the 2014 season – on September 20 vs. Seattle – and was the longest home winning streak in club history and tied for the eighth-longest in MLB history.
Dallas is now in his seventh season with the Astros and is the longest continuously tenured pitcher on the staff.