When Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo went down with a back injury in this weekend’s preseason game, it meant former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott was the new starter.

Prescott, a fourth-round pick by the Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft, spoke with reporters on Sunday about the challenges facing him as he prepares for the season opener.

In the video interview on DallasCowboys.com, Prescott said he’s already been preparing for games as if he’s the Cowboys’ starter:

“Nothing really changes in my preparation or the way I go about studying the game,” he said.

Prescott said he knew he would be the starter before the public knew the extent of Romo’s injury and that the Dallas coaches feel he can handle the job:

“I was told beforehand,” he said in the video. “It was a pretty solid conversation about how they had confidence in me. 100 percent, I definitely have confidence in myself and my teammates around me.”

Prescott said he’s spoken with Romo and wishes him a speedy recovery:

“We exchanged some texts yesterday,” he said. “I hope he gets better and gets better soon. This is still his team. I’m just going to do my best to hold the fort down.”

Prescott and the Cowboys open the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 11, against the New York Giants.