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03/29/2013

Cowboys give guy with 1 playoff win the second most guaranteed cash in NFL history

Hi-res-158824197_crop_exactTony Romo may not exactly belong in the same neighborhood as Tom Brady, but now he can afford at least a plot around the corner.

Today, as has been expected for months, the Dallas Cowboys handed their franchise QB a six-year extension worth $108 million; it includes $55 million in guarantees.

This next part comes from Adam Schefter of ESPN: Tom Brady signed for the most guaranteed money in NFL history, $57 million. Romo is second with $55 million. Drew Brees also signed for $55 mil'. And Joe Flacco signed for $51 million.

Let's see ... Brady, Romo, Brees, Flacco. Something about that looks weird. Oh, yeah - only one of those guys never won a Super Bowl. Guess which one? Brees has the same number of Super Bowl wins as Romo has playoff wins.

Even former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb noted this distinction when he Tweeted: "Tony Romo 6 yr 55 million dollar extension. Wow really, with one playoff win. You got to be kidding me."

Tony+Romo+Starter+Spokesperson+Attends+NY+6iq2pKbLvyilThe Cowboys had no choice. Owner/president/GM/top scout and assistant head coach Jerry Jones would apparently rather eat cat poop than suffer through another post-Troy Aikman like existence of not having a real QB. Tony Romo, as much as you may not like him, is a real QB.

Not to mention the team has about 35 cents under the salary cap to sign players, making an extension/restructuring with Romo so essential to improving a roster that needs help.

The rub, of course, is whether Romo is good enough to warrant this deal. He is so much better than when Bill Parcells gave him the keys in the fall of '06. There may not be a team that asks more of their quarterback than the Cowboys need of Romo. 

He is good, and about 15 other NFL teams would make him their starter today.

The question is did the Cowboys just wed themselves to a few more years of mediocrity simply because they were afraid, or with a few more parts can Romo actually win the games that matter.

Considering the track record of the people who are putting the parts around Romo, the safe answer is nope.

 

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Comments

Doug Olson

Now we can look forward to a few more years of seeing Romo's "hangdog look" when he closes out seasons with another spectacular "fail" of an interception. Yeaaa!

southcentral

The Cowboys paid top dollar for mediocrity as they have for years. The delusion continues at Valley Ranch. Stick a fork in Dallas for the next half-decade.

Buck Cannon

Way too much money for Romo who is a Fantasy Football League numbers guy and a big time choker at crunch time in the real NFL.

Ringsthething

answer is nope.

Steve Prevesk

Good for Romo and bad for people who don't know football. He would've become the highest paid player in NFL history if he became a free agent. You cannot compete in the NFL without a QB. Give him some help and see what he does.

Great day for the organization!

eject romo off the planet

All the guarenteed money simply guarentees the cowboys will suck for a lot longer.

TheOne

Yep...Jerry continues to live in fantasyland with Romo. I just couldn't believe that 'idiot' Jerry would do it again. Romo will end his career as accumulating the most money by an NFL quarterback with nothing to show for it. This will set this franchise back another six to ten years. I can guarantee you. Save for two or three players on that team. The rest are just shaking their heads at Jerry's stupidity..yet again.

Sideline MOB

More guaranteed money than Joe Flacco, a guy who not only just won the Super Bowl but has more regular season and postseason wins combined than any QB through his first five seasons...ever. Sure, Romo deserves it.

jeff

6 more years of 6-10, 8-8

Ok guess its timeto make a change

Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory! Braves on the Warpath! Fight for old D.C.! Run or pass and score -- we want a lot more! Beat 'em, Swamp 'em, Touchdown! -- Let the points soar! Fight on, fight on 'Til you have won Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!

Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory! Braves on the Warpath! Fight for old D.C.!

Least they know the difference between a quarterback and a waterboy

jeff

Any of these 15 teams offer a first rd pick fot "oh no" Romo?

Frank

Been a cowboy fan since since I was 10 years old, 21 years later and I've never been more disgusted with this organization from top to bottom. JJ should learn from the great owners like Jerry buss and Robert Kraft, hire the right people to run the organization and sit back and get all the glory and notoriety that you so desperately crave. I'm so sick and tired of romo taking us to the brink then ripping our hearts out and stomping on it. I hate the guy as a football player, not personally I'm sure he is a great guy off the field as demonstrated by JJ's man crush on him. When I saw the story I had instant nausea! With every move this man makes this offseason he keeps demonstrating just how out of touch and his total lack of football IQ. Lets fire the best coach on the staff, RYAN, and give the man who consistently keeps failing the franchise the biggest contract in DC history, ROMO. Well folks we now know that reincarnation is a reality as it seems as if Al Davis has come back to life in the form of Jerry F****** Jones!

23

What a joke. Romo is laughing all the way to the bank. Jerry Jones is the worst.

Jim Merritt

It does not make any difference who the QB is for the cows because as long as they have nothing but a D/A,IDIOT for a GM this team will always be 5 to 8 wins per season. Their GM could not draft or trade for a quality player if he had a trained talent sniffing dog to help him.

crappy easter

I can't even believe this. If ever there was a time I was not going to renew my Cowboys season tickets, now is the time.

Roscoe

I can't believe this guy got that kinda money for sucking as bad as he does. Amazing. Simply amazing.

frown

Are we being punished????? Does JJ hate us fans? Why not make Romo play for this type of contract. The guy can play and maybe he will pan out but to do this without a few more playoff wins and with all those guarentees is simply crazy. So sad. Bad for us fans. I guess it makes JJ happy.

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