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.

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