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No Added Pressure For Romo?

Quarterback Tony Romo signed a six-year, $108 million extension this offseason

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    Not that he really needed any more pressure, but Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will enter the 2013 season with a little more than usual, the result of the unprecedented contract extension he signed this offseason, a six-year deal worth $108 million, $55 million guaranteed.

    Or, maybe not.

    Romo said last week that he isn’t feeling any added pressure as a result of the deal, that his approach to the season will be more or less the same as it was last year or the year before.

    "Pressure and fear are all just in your own brain," Romo said, per ESPN Dallas. "To me, it's nothing more than you going out and your competing you're butt off every day and trying to win everyday. So I don't allow what outside influences affect my psyche or what my mental makeup is.

    “It's about this room, this team and how I'm going to get myself and my teammates ready to play. Outside influences don’t directly affect how your emotional state is.”

    According to Romo, who hasn’t seen the playoffs since the 2009 season (where he scored his first and only playoff victory to date), allowing the new deal, or any outside influence, for that matter, change his approach would be counterproductive.

    "I guess, to me that’s an easy way to say it's not real, pressure is," he said. "If you're telling yourself or saying you should be scared or that you're saying this is a lot of pressure, then you're losing already. That’s not the right frame of mind or thought."

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