March 29, 2013

Tony Romo stays in Dallas: 6-year extension worth $108 million. $55 guaranteed - 3 more than Flacco.

posted by phaedon to football at 04:35 PM - 16 comments

More wonderful decision making from the inestimable* Jerry Jones.

* inestimable in the opinion of Jerry Jones

posted by billsaysthis at 05:16 PM on March 29, 2013

And with rumours of Aaron Rodgers getting a $25million/yr deal from Green Bay, I look forward to the CBA negotiations when the owners (with a straight face) say that more "payroll controls" are necessary, and that they need a bigger piece of the revenue pie as well.

posted by grum@work at 05:46 PM on March 29, 2013

Also, when I heard about the Romo deal:

posted by grum@work at 05:47 PM on March 29, 2013

WOW I never saw that coming. I thought for sure this was Romos last year with Dallas. First Flacco and now Romo two just above-average QB's being overpaid. At least Flacco can help win in the playoffs.

posted by ic23b at 05:56 PM on March 29, 2013

See, this is what I was talking about with Flacco, only far more obvious -- the Cowboys think they can convince the rest of the team that they need to play up to their QB's level, and that level is proven by the fact that he's a $100M QB.

posted by Etrigan at 06:13 PM on March 29, 2013

Tony Romo 6 yr 55 million dollar extension. Wow really, with one playoff win. You got to be kidding me.



posted by yerfatma at 07:29 PM on March 29, 2013

best nfl tweet ever.

posted by phaedon at 09:32 PM on March 29, 2013

The perfect picture for that tweet on his Twitter page, too. "Really?"

posted by Etrigan at 09:55 PM on March 29, 2013

I am puzzled by this move but not surprised.

posted by insomnyuk at 10:50 PM on March 29, 2013

I like Romo, but paying a good quarterback like an elite one is insane.

If Romo plays well in the last two season-enders the Cowboys win the NFC East and reach the playoffs in both of them. He's being paid like he did, which further cements Jerry Jones' reputation as the most Al Davis-like of NFL owners.

It's only a matter of time before Jones coaches the team.

posted by rcade at 09:19 AM on March 30, 2013

Jerry Jones, product endorsement specialist.

posted by beaverboard at 09:54 AM on March 30, 2013

It's only a matter of time before Jones coaches the team.

He doesn't?

Obviously, I'm not in the room, but I'd be amazed if Garrett never got a speech to the effect of "I'll let you call 90 percent of the plays, and you get a vote on player hires and fires, but don't ever think you run this team."

posted by Etrigan at 10:08 AM on March 30, 2013

At least Flacco has taken his team to the Super Bowl...and won.

/closet Ravens fan. Shamefull, I know

posted by steelergirl at 02:23 PM on March 30, 2013

He doesn't?

Maybe he does in private, but Jerry is about everybody knowing he made the decision. It can't be as satisfying to coach through a puppet.

posted by rcade at 05:50 PM on March 30, 2013

... and on Monday Jerry and the Cowboys are set to announce the signings of Terrell Owens and Randy Moss to 5 year deals.

Local news reports Garrett has been spotted in the Dallas airport with a fully shaved head selling flowers.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:34 PM on March 30, 2013

the most Al Davis-like of NFL owners

Wouldn't that be the Ghost of Al Davis? The most disappointing part about Davis' disintegration and death is that he didn't last long enough to make Roger Goodell consider suicide.

posted by yerfatma at 01:23 PM on March 31, 2013

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