Since the time Tony Romo signed his $100 million + contract, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been able to stay out of the headlines. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said that Romo is the game more seriously this offseason. When Romo spoke to reporters during the team’s minicamp on Tuesday, he laughed off the idea that staying out of the media spotlight was a plan to keep him focused on the larger goal.
“Not trying to be rude, but you guys just don’t matter,” Romo said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“I know you guys all have a job to do, and it helps grow the game and there’s a lot of talk about the game, and it’s a wonderful aspect of it,” he said. “But good/bad, none of it matters. It’s going to be played out on the field. No matter what, we’re going to have to open up the football season against the New York Giants, and whether you said great things or whether you guys may have said the Cowboys are whatever — the best ever, the worst ever, they can’t ever, they can – it doesn’t matter. You’ve still got to show up, and you’ve got to play.
“All the other stuff is for people to talk about and enjoy. To me, when you sit there and look at it, it just doesn’t matter. It’s just stuff.”
You have to like that Romo is finding a way to shrug off the media, because he is right.
What everyone writes and what the reporters say have zero impact on what actually goes down when the Cowboys step on to the field on Sundays — and the occasional Thursday and Monday night.
As long as Romo is putting in the work and continuing to improve as a player, people can write all of the headlines that they want. It won’t change a thing.