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Dak Prescott, Tony Romo

This Sunday, Tony Romo will return to AT&T Stadium for the first time since ... he was Dak Prescott's backup. The longtime Cowboys starter suffered a 2016 preseason injury and lost his job to Prescott, who subsequently steered the team to the NFC's best regular-season record. Romo announced his retirement in the spring and moved into the CBS broadcast booth this season alongside Jim Nantz. Ahead of Romo's first Cowboys broadcast, ThePostGame talked with Prescott about what he learned from Romo, why he chose Mississippi State over LSU and what it was like to film a commercial with Rob Corddry and Deion Sanders.

ThePostGame: Was there a quarterback who you watched growing up who you tried to emulate?
DAK PRESCOTT: A bunch of different people. Peyton Manning is probably my favorite NFL quarterback, just being from Louisiana and sharing those roots and his demeanor, the way he carries himself off the field. Peyton is probably my favorite.

TPG: Did you watch a lot of Tony Romo before playing with Tony Romo?
PRESCOTT: I did. I grew up a Cowboys fan. I watched a lot of Tony. I'm a big fan of him, as well.

TPG: Last year, there was so much made of your relationship. What's your relationship like this year? Are you guys still close? Now that he's calling games, are you guys still in contact?
PRESCOTT: Obviously not as much in contact as we were last year, but I'm excited that he's going to be calling some of our games this year, so I'm looking forward to those.

TPG: The game that he will probably call will be right around when this commercial is released. When you're not playing, have you been able to watch any of the highlights of him announcing?
PRESCOTT: Just a couple of them, and I've heard how well he's done. I know how good of a football player that he is and the way he prepares, and I'm sure he's doing a great job.

TPG: What was some of the last advice he gave you before he left the Cowboys?
PRESCOTT: Tony gave me a lot of great advice about how to handle things on the field and off the field. It'd be hard to narrow it down to say that one thing was better than the rest.

TPG: Does your offensive line ever make you feel spoiled?
PRESCOTT: That's a good question, and yeah, at times. Any time when I'm watching film and I'm sitting there looking at all the time that I have back there, and you look at another game and see another quarterback in an opposing offense who doesn't have as much time as me, sometimes I take it for granted.

TPG: What was your favorite game in college?
PRESCOTT: Probably No. 2 vs. No. 3 against Auburn on College GameDay. We ended up beating them to become No. 1 in the country.

TPG: What college were you closest to going to other than Mississippi State?

TPG: And why did you choose Mississippi State over LSU?
PRESCOTT: Just because I was committed to Mississippi State for so long, I had a good relationship built and I wanted to be loyal.

TPG: Obviously you had a great career at Mississippi State. Did you ever think about what it would have been like throwing passes to Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. at LSU?
PRESCOTT: It makes for good thoughts, to think about what it would have been like if I would have had those guys as my receivers.

TPG: What can you tell us about this commercial you're doing?
PRESCOTT: I mean, it's going to be a great commercial. I'm sure you've seen the other commercials with Antonio Brown and Joe Staley, and them celebrating in the end zone and the way that the league has eased up on their rules. So what Pepsi has done is brought Rob [Corddry], Deion [Sanders] and the cheerleaders to produce my own commercial that will be better than Joe's and Antonio Brown’s. It's just part of the campaign, the fun doesn't end zone.

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