In the wake of Tony Romo signing a franchise record six-year, $108 million extension, Cowboys owner and general manager told reporters he wanted his quarterback to put in “Peyton Manning-type time on the job” moving forward.
By now, Manning has got wind of the comment and though he won’t remark on any particulars in Dallas, he did say he was humbled by Jones’ use of him as an example of mental dedication.
"I guess I would take that as a flattering comment. It's not really for me to weigh in on what's going on there [in Dallas]," Manning said, per USA Today. "But I have always thought a quarterback has to put in time on the cerebral side of the game because there's much more to it that just the physical side of it."
Manning went on to say he doesn’t believe he does anything all that out of the ordinary.
"I don't think that I do any more than any quarterback should,” Manning said. “I get asked, 'How much film do you watch?' I've never logged hours. I've always watched enough to get myself ready to play. The cerebral part of the game has always been something where I had to get my edge. I really study the opponent, study myself, study my own players, my own routes."
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