Dak Prescott had an impressive rookie season in 2016, leading the Dallas Cowboys into the playoffs. It was a veteran-like performance, one that could even be compared to some of the game’s best.
So, who did Prescott study to learn to perform at that high of a level? Well, in an interview for the Dallas Cowboys’ Twitter account on Wednesday, the former Mississippi State quarterback said that he idolized Peyton Manning growing up.
“Just the fact of he’s so smart, and being a quarterback that’s something you have to be, smart from the neck up,” Prescott said. “He’s always done a good job of that and knowing everything that happened before the play.”
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 16, 2017
That wasn’t all that Prescott revealed. He also stated that his mom is his inspiration, Taco Bell is his favorite fast food — which he eats once every two weeks — and that he plays Playstation 4.
Prescott also gave advice to kids that look up to him, much like he used to do with Manning.
“Just definitely believe in yourself,” Prescott said. “I was the kid that people always kind of said what I couldn’t do or doubted me. I never gave up my dreams of playing in the NFL or playing college football. And I just always believed in myself.”
Prescott threw for 3,667 yards and 23 touchdowns, while starting all 16 games during his rookie season.