Tony Romo isn’t short on confidence. That’s not to say that he’s cocky in any way, but he has no issue dealing with the spotlight of being in the middle of a media circus or even with the fact that he’s been said to “choke” late in big games. Romo has some incredible talent, and we’ve seen that on the field many times throughout his career. The good news for the Dallas Cowboys‘ starting quarterback is that this offseason has given him even more confidence than he already had.
It starts with the fact that the team brought in Scott Linehan. Many see this just as a move showing that the Cowboys needed some changes offensively. The fact that Linehan is now the offensive coordinator in Dallas shows that they are going to put this offense completely behind Romo. DeMarco Murray will absolutely be a focal point of the offense, but Romo is going to be leading the charge and all of the higher-ups want this to be the way that the team is led.
The second move that boosted Romo’s confidence was when he was probably with his family and heard the news that the Cowboys decided to pick offensive lineman Zack Martin with pick No. 16. This not only helps Romo this season and for the rest of his career, but it shows that the team has complete faith in him as they passed on the electrifying Johnny Manziel at that pick. That’s a major, major confidence boost.
After all of this, Romo is preparing for the 2014 NFL season as the obvious clear-cut starter (which he would have been regardless of whether or not the team drafted Manziel) and as confident as ever. That confidence showed in the fact that he stated not only is he sure he can make it through a 16-game season this year, but he’s sure that he will play for another four or five years. That simply oozes confidence, and he’s not just saying that to make the Cowboys’ front office or fans happy.