Found June 12, 2013 on Down and Distance:

Despite the increased media attention following his six year, $108 million contract extension, Tony Romo says the media doesn’t matter to the Cowboys (Credit: AP Photo) This off-season, the Dallas Cowboys spent $108 million on a six year contract extension for quarterback Tony Romo. After spending over $100 million on Romo, owner Jerry Jones told the media he expects to get everything out of Romo. The extension also led some media members to question why the Cowboys would spend such a large amount on a quarterback who struggles to make the playoffs. Despite the disrespect from some analysts, Romo says the media doesn’t matter to the Cowboys. “Not trying to be rude, but you guys just don’t matter,” Romo told reporters Tuesday at Valley Ranch as the Cowboys opened mini-camp. Romo added that whether the media says good or bad things about the team still has to play the games. “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.” Romo was also asked whether or not he has thick skin. “It’s fair to say,” he said Romo made sure to share his philosophy about playing football and dealing with the media. “Someone tells you you’re the greatest ever? ‘Thanks.’ Move on,” he said. “Someone tells you you’re the worst ever? ‘Thanks.’ Move on.’ And you go out there and keep getting better. And eventually, you’ll have your best chance for success.” Playing for a franchise like the Dallas Cowboys, Romo is going to garner a lot of attention from the media. While it is smart to not care what the media is saying about the team, Romo is going to have to have a better season this year to justify his six year extension. If Romo can lead the Cowboys to more wins next season, he won’t receive such negative attention from the media. Until then, the media is going to continue why the Cowboys spent so much money on an unproven quarterback. The post Tony Romo: Media members ‘don’t matter’ to Cowboys appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.

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