Romo was awarded the Nancy Lieberman Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award last week, and at the end of his 10-minute speech he said, “We’re going to win a Super Bowl next year.”
Dallas hasn’t hoisted the Lombardi Trophy since 1996 and has won just two playoffs games since. One of the postseason victories came last season when the Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 in an NFC wild card game.
Romo said he wants to win a title for teammates like Jason Witten, along with head coach Jason Garrett and the family of Jerry Jones, who owns the Cowboys.
“I want to win a championship so bad, but it’s just not about me. I literally want to win it so bad for them. For the people around me who have helped me,” Romo said, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Romo, who has a 75-48 record as a starting quarterback, had one of his best seasons in 2014, passing for 3,705 yards with 34 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He led the NFL in completion percentage, touchdown percentage, yards per passing attempt and quarterback rating. He also had five game-winning drives.
“This award is very meaningful to me, mostly because I get to be associated with this and to be associated with Nancy,” Romo said. “It’s incredible and I really appreciate you, and we’re going to win a Super Bowl next year. Thank you.”
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