Like most quarterbacks his age, Dak Prescott grew up idolizing Peyton Manning.
And he’s more worried about becoming a Crying Jordan meme than he is about whether or not he will be the Cowboys quarterback when Tony Romo comes back.
In an interview with Rob Perez of Fox Sports, Prescott went in depth on his reaction to Tony Romo going down as well as some lighter, off the field subjects.
“Initially, when he(Romo) went down, I didn’t think it was as bad as it ultimately came to be – so my initial thought was to go out there and get the job done, but after hearing the news and being named the starter, I knew it was an opportunity I just had to go get,” Prescott said on the Romo injury.
Prescott told Perez that he doesn’t worry about what will happen when Romo is healthy enough to play.
The rookie quarterback has led the Cowboys to a 5-1 start, in record breaking fashion. Prescott threw 176 passes to start his career without throwing an interception, breaking Tom Brady’s record.
Prescott also said he has a close bond with fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott. The two are considered front runners for the rookie of the year award. The Mississippi State product also mentioned that he loves to play Call of Duty and is terrified of becoming a crying Jordan meme.
“That is the worst,” Prescott said about the meme.
Prescott and the Cowboys are off this week.