So apparently an undrafted free agent Tony Romo was offered twice as much money to go to the Denver Broncos instead of the Dallas Cowboys. He ultimately chose the Dallas Cowboys and the rest is history.
After signing a $108 million dollar extension, Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells texted Tony Romo to ask how that decision worked out for him. While he hasn’t had the playoff success he’s hoped for he’s been the surest thing the Cowboys have had at quarterback since Troy Aikman. He’s also signed a couple huge contracts.
This story comes from Charean Williams of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram:
In 2003, the Denver Broncos offered undrafted free agent Tony Romo $20,000 to sign. The Cowboys offered $10,000. Romo signed with the Cowboys, thinking his chances were better of making their 53-player roster than the Broncos. The Cowboys cut Quincy Carter during camp, and well, you know the rest of the story.
Soon after Romo signed a $108 million extension in March, he got a text message from former coach Bill Parcells: “I was just wondering if coming to Dallas had worked out for you.”
“I had to laugh,” Romo said. “It was pretty funny.”
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