The Dallas Cowboys made the decision to pass on Johnny Manziel when their No. 16 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft came up, reaffirming their commitment to quarterback Tony Romo. Aside from owner and general manager Jerry Jones’ fondness of Romo, he signed a six-year, $108 million contract extension 14 months ago.
But still, coming off two seasons that ended with back surgery there is some concerns around Romo and his health. Romo is assuring fans of the Cowboys that he isn’t anywhere close to done yet, promising to play for “a lot longer.”
“I don’t go out to do anything other than to get myself healthy and play the best football that I can, and leave everything I can on the field,” Romo said Tuesday, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “When I’m done with the Dallas Cowboys, I promise I will have left my entire body with that team. That’s the way you want it to be. That’s why you chase after, you’re so committed to what you’re doing, it’s important.”
Romo has been on a bit of a campaign proclaiming his steadfast commitment to the Cowboys, though no one ever really doubted him. Romo said he would rather go down swinging with the Cowboys than to leave and go somewhere else and win.
“I would rather fight until the end and give everything I have and leave it out there for the Dallas Cowboys than go somewhere else and do something special for a couple years,” Romo said in an interview on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] in Dallas, also via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “It just doesn’t seem that that would be enjoyable at all to me.”
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