Both Texas-based starting quarterbacks won games in Week One, but only one got a new contract.
The Texans decided they didn’t need to see anything more from Matt Schaub and signed him to a four-year deal with up to $62 million in total money and just under $30 million guaranteed. That seemed to be more of an issue for the Ravens and Joe Flacco, whose contract runs out at the end of this season, than for Tony Romo and the Cowboys. That didn’t stop Cowboys owner Jerry Jones from getting asked about an extension for Romo, whose six-year, $67.4 million deal is up at the end of the 2013 season.
“I don’t even get into when or how regarding contracts,” Jones said onKRLD-FM, via the Dallas Morning News. “That’ll have a timetable that I’m sure will be comfortable for Tony as well as the Cowboys.”
How quickly things can change. There was a lot of talk about the Cowboys potentially moving on from Romo after this season if the team had another disappointing season. A strong performance in an opening night victory over a divisional rival has a way of changing the conversation.
One game is still one game, though, and that shouldn’t change the timeframe for a new Romo deal when there’s still 31 regular season games left on the current one.