Meanwhile, Cowboys win coin flip for the No.16 pick in the NFL Draft.
Miami Heat star LeBron James has given Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo some advice on dealing with high expectations.
James, who is an avid Cowboys fan, has insisted that he would be in favour of the franchise drafting Johnny Manziel if he’s available when Dallas makes their No.16 overall pick.
Romo, who attended the Miami Heat’s win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, was seen pulling James to the side after the game for a brief conversation and while the two-time NBA champion declined to reveal what was said, Romo was a little more forthcoming.
“Hey, I just told him, ‘You go get [championship] number three for y’all, and I’ll go get number one for us,” Romo said, as reported by ESPN. “He’s an unbelievable player, and I just enjoy watching him.”
Nevertheless, despite their apparent pleasant words for one another, James has said that he would be in favour of the Cowboys drafting Manziel, which would ultimately put Romo’s position as starting quarterback under threat.
However, there is an expectation that Manziel will be drafted among the top five picks, and the Cowboys have previously intimated that they will not spend a first-round pick on a quarterback.
Regardless of whether or not he were to join Dallas, James has given his support to Romo and handed him some advice on how to improve his situation after being put under the spotlight throughout his career with heavy expectations.
“Just don’t care what everybody thinks,” James said.
“If you care about your craft, and at the end of the day if you went out there and you gave it everything you had and you laid it out on the line for your teammates, you can sleep comfortably at night. Don’t watch ESPN and all these so-called everyone knows what to do that ain’t never put on a uniform, that’s trying to tell you what to do.”
James commended Romo for continuing to work relentlessly on improving his game and believes that ultimately he will reap the benefits of his hard work.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys were the beneficiaries of a coin flip on Thursday, as they were given the No.16 overall pick in the NFL Draft in May with the Baltimore Ravens getting the No.17 pick.
Both teams finished 8-8 last season and so they needed a tiebreaker because they also finished with the same strength of schedule, with their opponents having a .484 winning percentage.