According to executive vice president Stephen Jones’s account, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s response to the idea that the team might grab Johnny Manziel in the draft was: It doesn’t matter, because no one’s going to beat me out.
That’s probably right--and we don’t doubt that the veteran QB said as much--but Romo admitted last week that a bit of inside information helped with his confidence when the Cowboys’ pick came up at 16th overall, while many fans sat in front of their TVs biting their nails.
“I might have had a little more information than some others about who we liked,” Romo told 105.3-FM The Fan, per the Dallas Morning News. “Obviously, the organization has people that they really put high on their board and who they like. Walking through the halls, [I] just have that ability to kind of talk to them for a little bit.”
Not that it should come as any surprise, but Romo is glad to have another first round draft pick up front.
“... I think they did a great job. I think Zack’s a great player and he’s going to start for us for a long time,” Romo said. “I’m excited about that. I know what it was like to play sometimes a little bit faster than you really need to, to win consistently. That’s where the game is. You look at the teams who are very successful, it’s the teams who dominate up front on both sides of the ball. You got to build it that way. That’s part of it. It was a great night. I think we had a great pick.”
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