Romo wasn't worried about Manziel rumors since he had inside info
MAY 22, 2014 12:54p ET
Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones both acknowledged after this year's draft that they talked with Tony Romo about the Johnny Manziel rumors.
Stephen revealed during a radio interview last week that Romo's response to the idea of the Cowboys drafting a QB was: "Well, if you decide to, it ain't going to matter, there's no one out there who can beat me out."
And because Romo had some inside information, he wasn't anxious like most fans when the Cowboys were on the clock.
"I might have had a little more information than some others about who we liked," Romo said Wednesday on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. "Obviously, the organization has people that they really put high on their board and who they like. Walking through the halls, [I] just have that ability to kind of talk to them for a little bit."
Romo said he had a family cookout the night of the first round and watched as Dallas selected Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin with the 16th overall pick.
"I think we have a great plan for our approach of how we're going forward as a team and how we're going to build and be the team that we want to be," Romo said. "I think they did a great job. I think Zack's a great player and he's going to start for us for a long time. I'm excited about that. I know what it was like to play sometimes a little bit faster than you really need to, to win consistently. That's where the game is. You look at the teams who are very successful, it's the teams who dominate up front on both sides of the ball. You got to build it that way. That's part of it.
"It was a great night. I think we had a great pick."