Cowboys, Tony Romo agree to six-year extension

The Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo have agreed to a six-year extension worth up to $108 million, of which $55 million is guaranteed, as reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal makes Romo the team's highest-paid player in franchise history and the only player with more guaranteed money in NFL history is Tom Brady ($57 million).

Before giving Romo the extension, the Cowboys had only $24,000 of cap space. By agreeing to the extension, they freed up around $5 million of cap space and have also locked up their starting quarterback. Romo had one more year left on his previous deal, which extends him through the 2019 season.

That said, many feel like it is too much for a quarterback that has underachieved in significant games.

As ex-NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb tweeted, "Wow really, with one playoff win. You got to be kidding me." In elimination games (Week 17 or playoffs), the Cowboys are 1-6 in games that Romo has started.

In the regular season, Romo has a career 55-38 record as a starter. In the past three seasons, however, that record is only 17-21 with no playoff appearances. (He played in only six games in 2010.)

Romo set a career high in passing yards (4,903) last year but he also tied a career high in interceptions (19), which was tied with Drew Brees for the most in the league.

Looking to join a 2014 fantasy football league? Yahoo Fantasy Football - Sign Up Today!




Check Out the Most Recent Posts on The Daily Blitz

2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 2-QB League: Round 2 Aug 19, 2014
2014 Fantasy Football Dynasty Mock Draft: Round 9 Aug 18, 2014
2014 Fantasy Football Dynasty Mock Draft: Round 8 Aug 18, 2014
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski participates in 11-on-11 drills for first time Aug 18, 2014
Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 18th): 10 teams, No. 6 pick, Super Flex Aug 18, 2014
Fantasy Football ADP (August 18th Update): Biggest Weekly Risers/Fallers Aug 18, 2014
2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 2-QB League: Round 1 Aug 17, 2014
2014 Fantasy Football Dynasty Mock Draft: Round 7 Aug 17, 2014
Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 17th): 12 teams, No. 10 pick, PPR Aug 17, 2014
2014 NFL Preseason Predictions: NFC East Aug 17, 2014


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://eatdrinkandsleepfootball.com/blog-mt/mt-tb.fcgi/3841

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)






FanDuel Week 1 NFL Contests
Win money playing fantasy football. Week 1 NFL FanDuel contests are live:

-> NFL Kickoff: $100K in prizes; $10,000 to 1st
-> NFL Rush: $50K prize pool; $5,000 to 1st
-> Join my free league for bragging rights only