Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) smiles prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys Reach $108M Blockbuster Contract Extension

‘Tis the day for massive deals to be made it seems. Hours after pitcher Justin Verlander inked a historic contract extension with the Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has followed suit in signing a massive extension that will keep him in Dallas and make him the highest paid player in the franchises history. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys have given Romo a six year extension, which is already polarizing fans around the NFL.

 

According to Albert Greer of NFL Network, Romo is due to make more guaranteed money than Joe Flacco received earlier this offseason, as Jerry Jones is set to give Romo $55 million in guaranteed money.

Many Cowboys fans have taken issue with Romo in recent years due to his mediocre play and inability to lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl. Since Troy Aikman in the 1990s, no Cowboys quarterback has been tenured as long as Romo has, but Romo’s success doesn’t have a lot to be compared with in that time period. Between Aikman and Romo, the Cowboys have started guys like Quincy Carter, Brad Johnson, Drew Bledsoe and Chad Pennington but Romo has held the job consistently since 2006.

But since taking over the job for good, Romo has failed to lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl, despite having teams that appeared talented enough to get there. He’s never put the Cowboys over the top which is the main reason fans are against the extension and have even gone as far as to blow up his jersey out of hatred for him.

Hoever, the Cowboys appear to be confident in Romo and are willing to invest in him moving forward. The thinking is that Romo is bound to go off at some point and lead the Cowboys on a tear through the NFL, but there’s no certainty that will happens and if it doesn’t, this deal will look even worse to Cowboys fans in six years than it does to them right now.

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