Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo celebrates his touchdown against the...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo celebrates his touchdown against the Giants during the second half. (Oct. 28, 2012) Credit: AP

Hosting a Super Bowl brings with it a certain amount of pressure. The Giants are carrying that weight this year. Two years ago it was carried by the Cowboys. So how did Tony Romo handle that?

“It’s whatever you make it to be,” he said of the 2010 season that ended with the Packers beating the Steelers in his home office.

In Romo’s case, he tried to make it as little as possible.

“More than anything, if you’re already thinking about January or February right now, you’re probably not doing what you need to do for September,” he said. “I think for us, you put your head down and you go to work. You go and get the best week possible as far as practice goes, film room, putting in the time that it takes to be at your absolute best and then, go out there and execute it. When it’s done, it’s done. You put it aside and you go right back and you put your head down and you do it again. That’s the challenge of this league and the greatness in it is the guys who are grinders. They make it.”

Not exactly the tact the Giants have chosen, what with the countdown of days remaining until Super Bowl XLVIII hanging in their locker room per a mandate from general manager Jerry Reese for a sense or urgency.

What does Romo think of that idea? Wisely, he wouldn't say.

“I’m going to let you decide on whatever because that sounds like a loaded question,” he said with a soft chuckle.

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