Many people see the unprecedented six-year, $108 million extension given by the Dallas Cowboys to quarterback Tony Romo as a sign that the pressure has never been greater on the Dallas signal caller. Romo himself is pretty clearly not one of those people.
“I think more than anything, you’re just trying to compete with yourself to improve every day, and in that process, you’re bringing everybody else with you to get to a level of competition that makes every play and everything important in that process,” Romo told reporters during mini-camp two weeks ago, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Perhaps the foremost reason Romo isn’t viewing this season any differently than any other season is that, from where he’s standing, nothing much has changed. The goal is, as it always has been, to make a run at the Super Bowl.
“Winning a Super Bowl is a challenge. I think it’s the ultimate challenge,” Romo said. “I think it’s something that wakes me up and gets me excited in the morning, continuing to find a way to make that happen for the fans, for the organization and these players in here. It’s something that sits there and you just constantly are trying to figure out a way to do that, through different ways.”
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