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Johnny Manziel speculation didn’t bother Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Romo smiles as he walks field prior to Cowboys NFL/Hall of Fame Game against the Miami Dolphins in Canton Reuters
While the “will Jerry or won’t Jerry” draft hysteria surrounding Johnny Manziel gripped Dallas last week, the one person who apparently wasn’t fazed was the guy Manziel would have been backing up.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told SiriusXM NFL Radio that management talked to Romo well in advance of the draft about the Manziel speculation, and that Romo remained confident.
“We did it, everybody had a visit with him along the way,” Jones said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. “Jerry [Jones] included, myself included, and told him how this is his football team and how much we think of him and with all the rumors flying around not to pay attention to that.
“His response is, as you might expect from Tony, it was ‘Well if you decide to, it ain’t going to matter, there’s not anybody out there that can beat me out.'”
Jones also said they think Romo can play at least four seasons, which made drafting another quarterback early a moot point.
Now, all Romo has to do is recover from his second back surgery, and prove that he’s ready to take on all comers.
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22 Responses to “Johnny Manziel speculation didn’t bother Tony Romo”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: May 15, 2014 11:38 AM

    He was too busy training for the US Open that he forgot to watch the draft anyway….

  2. barsfordays says: May 15, 2014 11:39 AM

    Dallas shouldve drafted Johnny. Tony Romo is coming off BACK surgery, who knows what he has to give?

  3. dalcow4 says: May 15, 2014 11:39 AM

    Romo is 34 with a bad back and has been merely ‘pretty good’ – not yet living up to his potential, and chokes in clutch time.

    All that adds up to– They should have drafted Manziel.

  4. ottomanismydog says: May 15, 2014 11:52 AM

    I’ll give you a 108 million reasons why it did not bother Tony Romo…

  5. smartstickhotness says: May 15, 2014 11:54 AM

    He knew jerry would make another bad decision

  6. anthonyromo says: May 15, 2014 11:57 AM

    Cowboys are very under the radar this offseason making smart football decisions. I think Tony will have a great year now that we have a great offensive line and Terrance Williams will only get better. With a re-vamped d line and Claiborne putting in extra work in the weight room and film room this might be a good year for Dallas.

  7. redandgoldhitman52 says: May 15, 2014 12:05 PM

    if im a cowboys fan, i cant wait for romo to retire or get traded so we can finally start winning playoff games.

  8. chawkup says: May 15, 2014 12:05 PM

    Jerry knows that the Cowboys will be getting a top-5 pick next year, so he may as well wait until then to draft his next superstar QB.

  9. doe22us says: May 15, 2014 12:22 PM

    He is right, even on a gimpy back none of those kids would be able to hang with him.

  10. ravenswhat says: May 15, 2014 12:26 PM

    Why wouldn’t he be ok with it? The Cowboys still owe him like 90 billion on the back end from restructuring so many times. What does he care?

  11. muencht says: May 15, 2014 12:39 PM

    I had to comment on this one! Romo is way too confident for someone age 34 coming off back surgery. Quote: “there’s not anybody out there that can beat me out”

    Get real, Romo.

  12. ytownie says: May 15, 2014 12:51 PM

    Tony and Jerry, your only one play away from Brandon Weeden. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 15, 2014 1:03 PM

    After Jerry paid him that hug contract why would he worry about anything at all? It’s past time for the Cowboys to move on from Romo and I think this will be the season they realize it. Even his biggest supporters.

  14. gashmr says: May 15, 2014 1:05 PM

    “there’s nobody out there that can beat me out”

    Until you start taking into account play off wins….

  15. ndallasruss says: May 15, 2014 1:14 PM

    Romo was an undrafted free agent. I’d say that he’s vastly exceeded his potential and gotten everything out of his ability that he could – ESPECIALLY within the context of a terrible offensive line and an historically-bad defense.

    With a better o-line and not having to make every play himself to overcome the holes dug by the worst defense ever, most of the “bone-headed” plays that he’s known for never, ever have to happen.

  16. bradyisyourdaddy says: May 15, 2014 1:16 PM

    i can’t believe people in dallas accept romo… Boston would have ran that guy out of town YEARS ago

  17. divan22 says: May 15, 2014 1:39 PM

    Nobody cares what Boston would do. You’re still historically insignificant compared to America’s Team and your franchise history was pure comedy before 2000.

  18. texaspistoleer says: May 15, 2014 1:58 PM

    “Now, all Romo has to do is recover from his second back surgery, and prove that he’s ready to take on all comers.”

    And stop throwing 4th quarter interceptions.

  19. 1harrypairatesties says: May 15, 2014 2:03 PM

    Jerry Jones + Tony Romo = Love

    These two were made for each other. One is a clown & the other is the clown’s puppet. Why do the fans in Dallas continue to support these guys? Passing on Manziel showed the fans & the rest of football just how in love these two are. Romo is one sack away from having to retire & Jerry has no back up plan for the future. Even if Romo manages to escape a death sack this year you know “them Cowboys” will be watching the playoffs from their couches while Romo counts his money on some golf course.

  20. dawkphan says: May 15, 2014 2:08 PM

    Nobody cares what Boston would do. You’re still historically insignificant compared to America’s Team and your franchise history was pure comedy before 2000.

    Dallas fans have such a twisted concept of time, nothing counts in the last 14 yrs because the cowboys haven’t won anything ?? hahaha!

  21. 1harrypairatesties says: May 15, 2014 2:35 PM

    Who gave the Cowboys the name “America’s Team”? … The Cowboys. They are not any more of America’s team than the Patriots & this is coming from a Bears fan.

  22. bradyisyourdaddy says: May 15, 2014 4:11 PM

    Nobody cares what Boston would do. You’re still historically insignificant compared to America’s Team and your franchise history was pure comedy before 2000.

    BAHAHAHA!!! So your saying prior to 2000 the patriots were the modern day cowboys? Keep reading those history books pal

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