Romo: Peyton Didn't Take A Shot At Me

Peyton Manning seemingly took a shot at Tony Romo in July, but that's not how Romo interpreted it

The DA Show
August 15, 2019 - 1:20 pm

In July, Peyton Manning seemingly took a shot at Tony Romo by indirectly questioning his commitment to football. Romo, however, says that’s not what Manning meant – and that’s not how he, Romo, took it.

“Oh yeah, me and Peyton are friends,” Romo said on The DA Show. “When you play quarterback forever in the NFL, eventually they’re going to find something to throw out there. I know who Peyton is. There’s nothing there. Just fluff for you guys to ask dumb questions like this. It’s fun for you, though.”

Manning, 43, reportedly turned down a job as Monday Night Football analyst, saying, “I saw where Tony Romo said that he always knew that he wanted to be a broadcaster. Well, I always knew I wanted to be a football player. That’s all I knew. I was all-in on that job. I didn’t think about anything else while I was playing. And I think that’s a good way to be. I think you’ve got to be all-in on what you’re doing.”

At the time, D.A. felt this was pretty clearly a shot at Romo. Romo, however, did not.

“Well, I think that’s what I’m saying,” he said. “Sometimes what’s perceived to be a shot isn’t always a shot. I don’t think Peyton was meaning it to be that way. I think he was just saying as far as him getting into broadcasting, he was talking about that. Like anything, stuff can come across a certain way, and then you’re like, ‘That was not the intention of it.’ But I know who Peyton is. There’s no malice there or anything.”

In other news, Romo weighed in on the contract quagmire in Dallas. The Cowboys have a lot of elite players to sign but potentially not enough money to pay them.

This, Romo says, is a good thing.

“The thing people have to realize is this means they’re actually evaluating talent really well,” he said. “When you have this many people that you need to sign and pay, it means you’ve drafted or you’ve traded (really well). This is a good problem. Even if you couldn’t keep everybody, that just means you’ve done a great job of picking talent. They’re in a unique position right now: they got to sign a lot of really good players. That’s a good problem to have.”