Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, making an acceptance speech for the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award, closed with a promise and bold prediction to fans that “we’re going to win a Super Bowl next year.”
Romo gave a 10-minute acceptance speech earlier this month at the Dream Ball Gala in Dallas about needing help from others so he could achieve his goals, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Romo described how he transformed from a player focused on individual goals to someone who now only cares about team accomplishments.
“In the last five years, it’s become all the people that I’m with, the Jason Wittens, the Jason Garretts, the Joneses, these people I’ve been with for a long time,” Romo said. “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.
“They’ve allowed me to achieve my dreams and my goals. Without them, I’m not there, I promise you. I’m not where I’m at right now and I’m not going where I’m going.”
The 35-year-old Romo, who restructured his contract during the offseason to create more salary cap space for the Cowboys, then delivered his prediction for the upcoming season.
“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.”
The Cowboys, who were one of last season’s biggest surprises with a 12-4 record and a playoff win, currently have the sixth-best odds to win Super Bowl 50 in most Las Vegas sports books.