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Report: Deal done, Romo gets more guaranteed money than Flacco


The Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo have a deal, and it’s reportedly a deal that will guarantee Romo even more money than Joe Flacco just received in his blockbuster contract with the Ravens.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cowboys and Romo reached an agreement on a six-year extension that contains even more guaranteed money than the six-year, $120.6 million contract that Joe Flacco got from the Ravens.

As is always the case, the contract details will come out in time. But the initial indication is that Jerry Jones backed up the Brink’s truck to pay Romo. Schefter says the total value of the deal is a six-year contract worth $108 million.

The Cowboys have been trying for weeks to get a new deal done with Romo, who would have counted $16.8 million against this year’s salary cap if he didn’t have a new contract. The new deal will reduce Romo’s cap number for 2013.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has long said he believes Romo can lead his team to a Super Bowl, and that he wants Romo to remain a Cowboy for the rest of his career. It appears that will happen: Romo and the Cowboys are tied together for years to come.

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215 Responses to “Report: Deal done, Romo gets more guaranteed money than Flacco”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Mar 29, 2013 4:06 PM

    Can’t fix stupid.

  2. mahimike says: Mar 29, 2013 4:07 PM

    Speechless. (but not typeless).

  3. cardoso says: Mar 29, 2013 4:07 PM


  4. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    I guess we now know who’s the better QB.

  5. 4512dawg4512 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    Nice job! Romo is way under-rated

  6. tatvin says: Mar 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    LMFAO!!!! wowowowow

  7. doomsdaydefensetx says: Mar 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    Good job Jerry. Now cut Doug Free and move up to draft the best Oline

  8. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Mar 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    Boop Boop! As a Cowboys fan I couldn’t be happier

  9. patrickpetersonstalent says: Mar 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    1 playoff win gets you $55 million guaranteed?

  10. tbone4444 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    OMG, the beginning of the end for this franchise…sad that JJ can’t hire a competent football person to save the franchise from himself

  11. fitzmagic1212 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM

    oh jerry

  12. trevor123698 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM

    hopefully they can get about 10 mill in space and sign some men

  13. axltcu says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM


  14. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM


  15. ravenouso says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM

    And people complained when Joe got his deal. What has this guy accomplished that should get him a contract like this? Please tell me.

  16. blackngold4life says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM

    Wow..I know its a bunch of mad Cowboys fans!

  17. polegojim says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM

    Wow… still broken… staying broken..

    Poor Cowboys fans.

  18. yougotgirouxed says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM


  19. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM


  20. blacknole08 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM

    As a fan, Romo is so frustrating to watch. He could be elite but he just keeps getting in his on way. If only he could finish games maybe just maybe he can win another playoff game.

    But in the end, all of the Cowboys hopes may ultimately rest on how improved that defense will be. They have put Romo is some bad situations as well.

  21. jimmyj049 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:09 PM


  22. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    HAHA! LOL!

  23. wrenches2pipes says: Mar 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    Wow! No going back now.

  24. rextraordinaire says: Mar 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    This dude doesn’t even have 6 years left in him. Its like signing a rookie to an 18 year contract

  25. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    The sad thing is neither of these fools would even start on 1/2 the NFL teams.

  26. bobonmycob says: Mar 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    LOL!!!! What has this guy done to deserve this kind of money besides choke and show major inconsistency. Jerry thank you for being the GM so you can approve such dumb moves to help the other teams in the nfc east.

  27. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    LOL!! It’s TOO MUCH!!

  28. emoney826 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    Glad I’m not a cowboy fan.

  29. jimbo75025 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    Well, I guess congrats are in order to Tony. Romo seems like a decent guy all things considering. That being said, NFL fans everywhere just did a facepalm.

  30. fissels says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    Now get him an O-line!

  31. johnnyb216 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    I’m happy Romo will still be costing Dallas playoff wins but nervous that every qb signing increases the amount of money the Packers will have to pay Aaron Rodgers.

  32. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    good luck with that!!!!!

  33. shlomotruehovic says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    Thank you Jerrah! You just step back your franchise another 5 years.

  34. ravensfan19 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    Jerry Jones Obviously hadn’t Sobered Up when they agreed this Deal.

  35. 69jaredallen69 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    Lol how about them Cowboys…stupid is as stupid does!

  36. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM


    Now Romo can buy his way onto the PGA tour

  37. youngry says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    Thereby insuring 6 more years of cap problems

  38. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    The same teams take entertainment to heart.

  39. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    Good for Romo. Overpaid, but they all are, and at least Tony is entertaining to watch.

  40. bdkite says: Mar 29, 2013 4:12 PM

    Imagine how much he would have got if he had won 2 playoff games in his career!

  41. phillyphever says: Mar 29, 2013 4:12 PM

    This just made my day.

  42. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Mar 29, 2013 4:12 PM

    Way to go Jerrah! This is almost as good a move as Doug Free’s contract.

  43. soysauceandunderwear says: Mar 29, 2013 4:12 PM

    Ugggghhh. Keep spending on the credit card Jerry. I don’t understand how guys do smart in the business world make such stupid decisions in sports front offices. Do they not realize that eventually the bill comes do and your cap is screwed for years?

  44. ravensfan19 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:13 PM

    Tony Romo signs a 6 year Interception deal with the Cowboys.

  45. gtrav says: Mar 29, 2013 4:13 PM

    That’s like…$1 Million per interception

  46. doe22us says: Mar 29, 2013 4:13 PM

    I love Romo for fantasy purposes, the cowboys are always down and he is always in comeback mode. Other than that the QB’s are getting paid. I dont blame Jerry world for ponying up, Good QB’s are rare to find ask the Browns, Jags, etc

  47. officialgame says: Mar 29, 2013 4:14 PM

    Flacco won a Superbowl with less offensive talent then Romo usually has. Romo, in his entire career has just one playoff win. In other words not a very smart deal for the Cowboys.

  48. ravensfan19 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:14 PM

    Flacco deal is a Bargain Compared to this. Atleast Flacco can Lead us to the Playoffs, Step up and Peform Great in the Playoffs and big Moments. In Big Games, Romo Number 1 Reciever is a Defensive Back.

  49. ultichiva says: Mar 29, 2013 4:15 PM

    Shoulda signed Carson Palmer…woulda been cheaper..& same results

  50. victorycruz says: Mar 29, 2013 4:16 PM

    I am a Giants fan, and this might be the best news I’ve heard all off season!! So now we have RGIII who will continue to get hurt and never play a full season, the Eagles with Vick’s old ass with horrible line, and Romo’s choke artist self for years to come in the NFC East. Love it!

  51. nsauser says: Mar 29, 2013 4:17 PM

    This is great news! Now the Cowboys will be a non-factor in the NFL for the life of this deal. Great job Jerrah!

  52. wrenches2pipes says: Mar 29, 2013 4:18 PM

    Does this mean Romo is better than Flacco?

  53. brobroski says: Mar 29, 2013 4:18 PM

    And with one swipe of the pen, Jerry Jones the GM guarantees several more years of Cowboys mediocrity.

  54. isphet71 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:18 PM

    You know it’s bad when a Lions fan like myself feels sorry for long-suffering Cowboy fans.

  55. goldrush36 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:19 PM

    I don’t think you Flactards realize how much more Romo has carried his offense vs the ravens carried Flacco. Both are overpaid but if i had to choose between Jump ball Joe and Tony its easily Tony. If he had a real coach and gm he would already have a ring

  56. seriousbizz says: Mar 29, 2013 4:19 PM

    What were they gonna do? Cut him? They had $24k in cap room and he counted almost $17 mill against the cap. They had no leverag since he had the out next offseason…

  57. hqdeezy says: Mar 29, 2013 4:20 PM

    $108M extension. Big deal. His guaranteed of $55M isn’t too bad. If Romo plays at a high level for the next 3 years then the $18M per year is worth it because, let’s face it, he’s better than more than half of these QBs in the NFL. Dallas can still draft a QB to develop then cut Romo after 3 years.

    49ers fan here!

  58. jh500 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:20 PM

    6 more years of 8-8 records and not making the playoffs. Will still finish his career with ONE playoff win. Guaranteed.

  59. pjd2012 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:20 PM

    Six years? What happens if he stinks to high heaven for the next four years? What on Gods name will they do then? Glad they got something done for cap reasons. But W.T.F.?

  60. funshipm174 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:21 PM

    This isn’t about Romo or Flacco. It’s about Jones having the spotlight back on him.

  61. philsphan34 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:21 PM

    LOL, so I guess as an Eagles I only have to worry about the giants/redskins making Super Bowl runs for the next 6 years

  62. occamssabre says: Mar 29, 2013 4:21 PM

    At least Flacco has come up big in the playoffs. Romo wishes he had half the stats Flacco has in the PO’s too!

  63. footballfather says: Mar 29, 2013 4:22 PM

    What is this world coming to?

  64. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 29, 2013 4:22 PM

    ..that’s just because he’s a better QB than Flacco.
    what’s that tell ya…?

  65. ahawkalypse says: Mar 29, 2013 4:22 PM

    So Luck, RGnoKnee, and Wilson are gonna get half the dang team then?

  66. gritsngravy23 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:22 PM

    All chokes aside…

    Romo is in the top 5 all time for QB Rating. You can give me a thumbs down if you wish, but it’s a verifiable fact.

  67. rr2000k says: Mar 29, 2013 4:23 PM

    I can’t LOL this enough.

  68. onlineinsite says: Mar 29, 2013 4:23 PM

    Unreal! But hey, as a Vikings fan, I’m all for it. That’s 6 more years we know that the Cowboys will remain mediocre.

  69. cappa662 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:23 PM

    Quarterbacks are the only ones getting paid this off season.

  70. therillest says: Mar 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    ….for the most UN-clutch QB in the history of the Universe?

  71. chizzle20 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    Jerry can you please come and be a owner/GM in our division? LOL!! The rest of the NFC East is laughing their tails off!

  72. themage78 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    So two QBs, who everyone up to last season and even during, said they haven’t been playing to their maximum potential, are now 2 of the highest paid QBs? This is a joke. I hope Rodgers gets a lot more money than either of these fools.
    I can’t wait till next season to see the choke-jobs of both of these QBs. Glad to see JJ is making the Cowgirls the next coming of the Raiders. Perpetual mediocracy.

  73. jpash42 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    Bwahahahahaha Ahhhh hahahahaHa. Goodluck Dallas!

  74. Cereal says: Mar 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    What does Romo have like one playoff win ? Flacco has like 11….how did this happen ?

  75. bucsfan5000 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    Tiki Barber is flabergasted.

  76. nineroutsider says: Mar 29, 2013 4:27 PM

    Jerry must have thrown a little extra in there since Romo takes most of the heat from fans that Jerry knows should be directed at him.

  77. blackngold4life says: Mar 29, 2013 4:27 PM

    Cowboys needa get back to runnin the damn football..lettin Romo gun sling 35-45 times a game wont work..They have the weapons on Offense..a Nice front 7 & DBs Safety is their Achilles heel.

  78. swirv78 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:28 PM

    I hope all the Ravens fans that I argue with all the time sees this comment? Now that is an overpaid contract.. Joe Flacco deserved what he got more than Tony Romo.. And Why? Joe Has taken his team to the Playoffs,Won playoff games, and has won the big game.. My whole point of Flacco has always just been.. He doesn’t deserve to be the highest paid football player in the NFL.. there is at least 7 Qb’s better than Flacco… I know Rodgers deal is going to beat Joes.. But Rodgers has been an MVP, Has a ring, And is the heart and soul of his Franchise… For the Ravens your heart and soul was Reed and Lewis! I know this will probably start a gay comment war with the Ravenator.. But I’m sorry this year will prove if Joe is a leader or not?

  79. dickjagger says: Mar 29, 2013 4:28 PM

    Flacco is only 28, and he’s a Super Bowl winning MVP who has more road playoff wins than any QB in history, not to mention making the playoffs in all of his first five season’s. Romo is about to turn 33 and has won 1 playoff game with two more seasons than Flacco. Honestly, most of these guys get more than they need (or should get) but this is just ridiculous!

  80. thirdistheworrd says: Mar 29, 2013 4:28 PM

    cue Nelson Muntz.

  81. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© says: Mar 29, 2013 4:28 PM

    The schaden freudes itself.

    Heckuva jerb, Jerruh!

  82. rajbais says: Mar 29, 2013 4:28 PM

    Big mistake!!!

    Now this guy might be the most overpaid player in the NFL!!!

    The reason why Joe Flacco is more worthy of big money than Tony Romo is because Flacco is more helpful to the Baltimore Ravens than Tony Romo is to the Dallas cowboys.

    When you nearly make as many mistakes as you do positive players for your team you are not helpful. Tony Romo is an example of why the word “talented” should be a taboo word and should be banned from television and football structure!!!

    It covers up one’s mistakes and makes one delusional enough to believe in people that will probably cause teams to lose!!!

  83. kindbass says: Mar 29, 2013 4:28 PM

    Romo hasn’t been the problem in Dallas. And I’d probably take him over Joe “bomb or checkdown” Flacco.

  84. flannlv says: Mar 29, 2013 4:28 PM

    Jerry must not watch the games and the choke jobs Romo is famous for.

  85. goldensmog says: Mar 29, 2013 4:29 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I couldn’t be happier.

  86. ravensdominate says: Mar 29, 2013 4:29 PM

    Oh so now Flacco is the model of what good QBs should get paid??? All these people posting on here just don’t understand. It’s a QB league now. Rogers will get more than both. All these you g guns like RGknee, Wilson, kaepernick, etc.. Will get even more. It’s a trend in the league dummies.

    On a side note: the Ravens are world champs. Got it, Pittsburgh???

  87. chitownborn5434 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:29 PM

    Great, mediocrity gets you a fat contract. Can’t wait to hear what Cutler wants next year. Thanks a lot Jerry.

  88. timebandit24 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:29 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I’m happy this is done finally so that we can possibly sign someone worth a hoot, which we wont. Romo can make you elated, and he can make you absolutely nuts. But for all of you people that actually think you know anything, you shouldn’t talk about how this guy is awful when you know nothing about this franchise. The list of absolutely awful quarterbacks between Aikman and Romo is much longer than you all apparently “remember”. At one point, 7 quarterbacks were used in 1 season because they were so terrible. 3 straight 5-11 seasons. Romo won more games in his first 2 seasons than 10 quarterbacks won over 3 years so, while I’ll never call him great or elite… he is exceedingly better than the trash we had in the beginning of the 2000s.

  89. wipemysweatjackoff says: Mar 29, 2013 4:30 PM

    Romo is definitely worth that investment – If Romo had a better than average OL and a defense that was capable of stopping someone when it matters then he would have SB wins – that is a fact.

    He has played behind inferior talent on the OL and a defense that is soft with no killer instinct.

    I could also add a inconsistent running attack because the running backs are glass.

    It has already been proven that when Romo is asked to throw 20-30 times his winning percentage is outstanding.

  90. jameyjame says: Mar 29, 2013 4:31 PM

    cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Mar 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    Boop Boop! As a Cowboys fan I couldn’t be happier
    for 6 more years of mediocrity and a QB who is anything but clutch,,these two jamokes deserve each other.

  91. mikeoliver1313 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:32 PM

    A good qb who takes way to much heat and good for him for getting paid

  92. bonato55 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:32 PM

    As an Eagles fan I LOVE IT because this move is absoltuely insane and makes ‘ZERO’ sense… 2 year extension maybe because there isn’t many qualty QB around. But 6years!!!!! WOW

  93. deltaoracle says: Mar 29, 2013 4:32 PM

    Yeah right, I’m not falling for such an obvious… wait a minute – April Fool’s Day isn’t until Monday! Good Lord!!!!!!!

  94. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 29, 2013 4:32 PM

    WTF, that’s a lot of money

    — Flacco


    — Ozz

  95. jimiinpa says: Mar 29, 2013 4:33 PM

    WOW….just WOW

  96. bigbenh8tr says: Mar 29, 2013 4:33 PM

    It’s $20 mill less than Flacco and guaranteed money is what sets them apart. Smart move to free up cap space for a team that has won or been within a game of the division title for 5 of the last 7 years (WITH ROMO).

    Steelers fans – your team is done. Nice job holding onto Mike Wallace or a half decent running back

    Redskins – you don’t even have a healthy QB and haven’t meant anything to the NFL since 1991. Your division title has already been forgotten thanks to Shanahan, Dr. Andrews, and your Diva of what was a good QB career that is now over.

    Ravens fans- have fun with our leftovers (Canty/Spears) – Canty is the only FA yal have picked up that’s worth a damn.

    Seattle- feel free to bash
    SanFran – feel free to bash
    Denver- feel free to bash

  97. mudhead123 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:33 PM

    Flacco is actually worse than romo. Which is pretty sad

  98. boston444 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:34 PM

    Pretty expensive but the cowboys need him and he is an elite QB. What people don’t realize is that he’s constantly finishing in the top 5 for passing yards year in and year out. Plus if the cowboys get rid of romo, who will they turn to? There’s no better option than him. Hopefully this clears enough cap space to sign some defensive players, like maybe Freeney. Wish it would’ve happened earlier before all the big names got off the board.

  99. romosrevenge says: Mar 29, 2013 4:36 PM

    So Romo haters – here’s some new material for ya. 6 more years with the Star.

  100. calicowboysfan86 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:36 PM

    As I knew he would. Dislike my comment all you want but all of you Romo haters are just sheep that follow what every other sheep says. Anyone who knows football and the QB position will tell you the same thing. Stop kidding yourselves.

  101. toonloonboon says: Mar 29, 2013 4:38 PM

    blacknole08 says:
    But in the end, all of the Cowboys hopes may ultimately rest on how improved that defense will be. They have put Romo is some bad situations as well.


    that’s the common refrain we all hear about tony romo. newsflash: 32 teams’ defenses put their QBs in bad situations. The Ravens won the Super Bowl with their defense putting Flacco in a bad situation. Most of the games I watched this January had playoff teams defenses putting their QBs in bad situations. same story for offensive lines.

    some QBs rise above it, some never do.

  102. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Mar 29, 2013 4:38 PM

    cowboys are not only stupid but stubborn this guys is not elite and never going to win a superbowl!! jones rather pay 108 mill than admit his MISTAKE!! HAHAHA..”how bout them cowboys!! ahahhahaha

  103. cbass59 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:39 PM

    Great deal!!

    – Every other NFL team.

  104. nakedhookers says: Mar 29, 2013 4:39 PM

    he would’ve gotten the same on the open market. it beats kyle orton in ’14

  105. lowlifenebula says: Mar 29, 2013 4:39 PM

    lovely. I’m a long time Cowboys fan and I now I get to continue to watch Romo throw interceptions when it counts.

  106. cruells says: Mar 29, 2013 4:40 PM

    Oh Jerry you stupid senile man..
    What’s next paying Dez Bryant more than Calvin Johnson..

  107. purpleattack says: Mar 29, 2013 4:40 PM

    patrickpetersonstalent says: Mar 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    1 playoff win gets you $55 million guaranteed?

    It’s funny how these threads go, unless you’re Brady, Peyton, or Brees, everyone will b*tch and moan over you getting paid.

    Flacco? Oh no one cares about his playoffs record, he doesn’t win it for me in fantasy football.

    Romo? Oh no one cares about his fantasy football (albeit not every year) numbers, his playoffs record is terrible.

    It’s like everyone thinks that every team should have a Brady or a Manning, it just doesn’t work that way people.

  108. domezo says: Mar 29, 2013 4:41 PM


  109. wittenisgod says: Mar 29, 2013 4:42 PM

    What people are saying by laughing or mocking is extending the idea he should of just been aloud to walk out of his contract!! That’s laughable

  110. fhuizar says: Mar 29, 2013 4:42 PM

    All that for 1 playoff win and several choke jobs

    More power to you Romo

  111. bbk1000 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:44 PM

    Good news for the other teams in the NFC East….

    Rumor has it the press conference for this signing will be at the local golf course….

  112. wherezwaldo says: Mar 29, 2013 4:45 PM

    What’s your Wrangler story?

  113. devildog911 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:45 PM

    Wow, Jerry Jones must be in love with Romo.

  114. dontstabmeray says: Mar 29, 2013 4:46 PM

    I don’t even like the guy but he’s a better QB than Flacco (lightning in a bottle)

  115. just1dude says: Mar 29, 2013 4:46 PM

    QBs better than Tony Romo:


    Hell, Shaub Freeman and Flacco are just as good.

  116. drbandkgb says: Mar 29, 2013 4:47 PM

    And you people make fun of my Bengals???

    This is as dumb of a deal as a team can get…

    Romo is a Avg QB at best…

    Jerry just because you can… Doesnt always mean you should. I guess Jerry hates to look dumb for keeping this guy around longer than he should.. No wait.. he is

  117. conormacleod says: Mar 29, 2013 4:47 PM

    $108 mil per playoff victory seems a bit much. But, somebody said he’s elite because he finishes in top 5 for QB stats. Except, the only stay that matters is wins. Flacco. Mannings. Brees. Rodgers. Definitely not Romo.

  118. barneyrumble says: Mar 29, 2013 4:48 PM

    The only thing that could make less sense is if the Jets went all in on Mark San… oh wait.

  119. purpleattack says: Mar 29, 2013 4:49 PM

    @wittenisgod that’s how it goes on PFT. The casual fan has absolutely no idea of how players are valued and paid, but they sure as hell talk up a big storm on the message boards. I am not a fan of Romo, but there is no chance they could have kept him at a significantly lower number. A number that the average Monday morning quarterback here feels he deserves.

    No one cares what you feel the right price for a gallon a gas is, they only care about what price you’re willing to pay. I bet all of you laughing in here pay up near $4/gal, double than what you did say 5 years ago.


  120. bonato55 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:49 PM

    And if any of you Cowboy fans try to justify this move your just as delusional as your owner ….

  121. FlyFromTheInside says: Mar 29, 2013 4:50 PM

    ….and the rest of the NFC east erupts in applause

  122. rockthered1286 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:50 PM

    Sorry Boys fans, but this deal won’t actually help you in FA this year. We’re 2+ weeks deep into FA and the only players left are backups and washups. But look on the brightside- at least you can afford to sign your draft picks from the 2013 class, who will inevitably wind up being cut, injured, or fulfilling a long career as a special teams/backup player.

  123. pencilmonkeymagic says: Mar 29, 2013 4:50 PM

    That is a colossally stupid contract. However, not entirely unexpected.

  124. css1967 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:50 PM

    Hope he earns it.
    Memo to; Redskins, Seahawks and 49ers, this is going to be hell for your cap in 3 years.

    When RG III, Kaepernick and Russell Wilson’s contracts come due, a lot of quality players at other positions will be available in free-agency.

    If done properly (or improperly), depending how you view it)…
    The NFL quarterbacks club will drive down the prices of all other players, due to the fact of QBs eating up so much of the cap space. Those other players aren’t going to let that happen for too long.
    It could lead to caps on how much an individual can earn based upon tiers – incentives earned count to their next salary agreement (contract), and are not paid out by bonus $$.

    Bonus’ are only paid evenly based upon team performance, bonus payments are made from the league office and every team member receives the same bonus amount.

    Nope… Makes to much sense for the NFL to consider,

    Hope he earns it!

  125. sbaltimore says: Mar 29, 2013 4:51 PM

    Overpaid. Overrated.

  126. chasechorleone313 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:51 PM

    I kinda feel bad for cowboy fans I mean they have a good team but the worst person on the team is the owner making a move like that

  127. denverwally says: Mar 29, 2013 4:52 PM

    this is hilarious. Now Jerry can tell all the othe owners that he has the best QB in the league, just look at his salary.
    The guy can’t win like Brady, Rodgers, Brees, Manning, etc. But his owner is stupid enough to pay him like one of the best.
    Jerry, you should fire your GM. Oh wait, can an owner fire himself?

  128. raaz227httr says: Mar 29, 2013 4:53 PM

    that 4-12 record is really going hurt now!

  129. steammkr says: Mar 29, 2013 4:53 PM

    Super Bowls
    Joe 1
    Romo ZERO

  130. onlyopinionthatmatters says: Mar 29, 2013 4:54 PM

    im a lifetime cowboys fan, and man i couldnt be happier! ive backed romo from day one. this guy has something special. everyone is clowing the owner/gm, but when these guys become a threat and start making teams nervous and get hot at the right time and take it all the way, we’ll see how stupid this deal was. romo is a great qb, and when fully healthy n not broken can do some damage. this D is gonna step up this year and complete the whole team. man im sooo excited, HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!!!

  131. realskipbayless says: Mar 29, 2013 4:57 PM

    I’d rather have Romo then flacco. I know this is gonna get thumbed down like a mother but that’s my opinion.

  132. css1967 says: Mar 29, 2013 4:59 PM

    Tony Romo says… Thanks Joe Flacco for setting the market too high.

    Tony Romo says… Thanks Jerry for thinking so highly of me.

    Joe and Jerry reply… mmmph you Pr*ck.

  133. sixdollarwater says: Mar 29, 2013 5:00 PM

    Never thought the great Cowboy franchise would morph into the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Jerry isn’t paying this contract. Cowboy fans will with $100 parking and $25 bottles of water. Enjoy!

  134. funkels says: Mar 29, 2013 5:04 PM

    On behalf of the Giants, Redskins and Eagles, thank you Jerry.

  135. mjhutmkr says: Mar 29, 2013 5:05 PM


    What a complete joke for a less than average starting QB.

    No wonder the Cowboys are and always will be bottom feeders.

    Jerry Jones is completely insane!!!

  136. steammkr says: Mar 29, 2013 5:05 PM

    Well you got Romo
    too bad

  137. timebandit24 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:05 PM

    rockthered1286 says:Mar 29, 2013 4:50 PM

    But look on the brightside- at least you can afford to sign your draft picks from the 2013 class, who will inevitably wind up being cut, injured, or fulfilling a long career as a special teams/backup player.


    I’m not anybody, but pretty sure injuries happen to every single team, and if you take away injuries, Dallas has drafted pretty damn good past couple of years.

  138. ravenator says: Mar 29, 2013 5:06 PM

    Reigning Superbowl MVP says what? Have fun paying a QB thats never been to the superbowl let alone advance more than one playoff game.

    Flacco > Romo

    Oz > than your GM

    Ravens franchise > your franchise


  139. 4getu says: Mar 29, 2013 5:06 PM

    Love this move. Keep romo at QB and Jerry as GM for as long as possible

  140. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:07 PM

    Let me see if I can get this straight……In Romo`s last game he threw 5 Int`s and now he gets a 100 Million dollar contract with 55 Mill guaranteed???

    No wonder they are in cap Hell!!!!

  141. tdk24 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:08 PM

    Wow! And you all thought Al Davis was the senile owner.

  142. dreddeddeuce says: Mar 29, 2013 5:08 PM

    So, wait, no Super Bowls, 1 playoff and going out of the 1st round. Has thrown a ton of picks in key situations? And people still think that Flacco’s contract was ridiculous?

    This is HIGH LAR IOUS!!

  143. st1llerz1 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:10 PM

    All this means is there are now two Top-15 quarterbacks in the NFL that are being paid elite money.

    The cowboys will continue to be a middle of the pack team and luckimore will now descend to the depths of the standings as each year of that ridiculous contract comes to pass and joe flaccid descends to mediocrity.

    luckimore caught lightning in a bottle as a result of a Denver db badly misplaying a joe flaccid moonshot and now they’ll pay for it over the next 6 years.

    As the Nest Burns…


  144. deenice810 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:11 PM

    This has to be an early April fools joke and Jerry Jones is the fool.

  145. lambeauleep says: Mar 29, 2013 5:11 PM

    As the great Emmett Smith would say, “Wow, Cowboys just got debacled”.

  146. 2ringraven says: Mar 29, 2013 5:12 PM

    Romo fans, don’t worry about the steeler trolls here. They have absolutely nothing to be positive about for their own team so they take joy in ripping your team. BenR7 and crownofthe moron don’t ever leave comments on steeler posts. They’re pure imbecile haters.

  147. whodat11985 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:14 PM

    $55 million dollars for a guy that hasnt proven a thing… that sounds like a typical Jerry Jones bonehead move…

  148. noonelistensanyway says: Mar 29, 2013 5:14 PM

    Jerry can believe what he wants the Cowboys are going nowhere!!!

  149. css1967 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:15 PM

    It took Peyton Manning 6 seasons as a starter to win his 1st playoff game.

    How long has Romo been a starter?
    Romo has been a starter for the equivalent of 6 seasons…he is due.

  150. itsfootballbaby says: Mar 29, 2013 5:16 PM

    Once again the surgeon has operated on himself.

  151. EJ says: Mar 29, 2013 5:17 PM


  152. crj202 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:17 PM

    As a SKINS fan, I LOVE THIS MOVE!!!! $108M to fold in the clutch sounds good to me!! #HTTR!!!

  153. Shinnbone says: Mar 29, 2013 5:17 PM

    This just made AAron Rodgers very very happy.

  154. ravenmomma says: Mar 29, 2013 5:18 PM

    I send my condolences to all Cowboy fans…Jerry Jones must see something that the rest of us don’t.

  155. rajbais says: Mar 29, 2013 5:20 PM

    This the 2nd worst offseason move to date.

    The #1 is the Elvis Dumervil departure in Denver. The agent messed up, but Denver didn’t care enough to bring him back.

  156. robbybolden says: Mar 29, 2013 5:20 PM

    Once again, Jerry shows us what an idiot he is. The only new contract I want to hear about is when the Cowboys hire a new G.M.!

  157. css1967 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:22 PM

    It wasn’t just money to sign draft pick that was made available.

    Rookie salaries are capped based upon where drafted. If a team does not have the cap space for a 1st round pick…they forfeit that pick at the time of the draft.

    I dont know what round $150K would fall into, but its not the first round and probably not the second either.

  158. carlsbadboltfan says: Mar 29, 2013 5:22 PM

    Someone please remind Jerry (who’s had work done) that beauty fades but DUMB is forever.

  159. ademell1 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:23 PM

    One positive for Cowboy fans on this Romo deal: Now Tony Romo will FOR SURE be in Dallas long enough for Jerry Jones to get Jon Gruden as HC

  160. cg31 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:24 PM

    Lets be realistic here people. I realize he isn’t an elite QB but the Cowboys bigger problems were Defense and O-line. Romo has been running for his life. A question to all the haters…what should the Cowboys do? Let Romo walk and get paid 100+ mill from the Bills or Jags next year. Then what do the Cowboys do? Sign Colt McCoy or Matt Cassel? Give me a break. You can hate all you want but this is a QB hungry league and Romo at least keeps the Cowboys competitive. A reminder…what is Matt Ryan’s playoff record? Answer is 1-4 and he is about to get paid even more probably. I heard the same argument for Dirk before he won an NBA title. All it takes is for a team to get hot at the right time to win a championship. At least having Romo gives them a better chance of this happening then any other option out there.

  161. css1967 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:24 PM

    D. Ware and Jason Witten must be “average players” too….they only have 1 playoff win.

  162. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:25 PM

    I think the only thing that could top this is if Sanchez gets a big deal

  163. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Mar 29, 2013 5:28 PM

    goldrush36 says:
    Mar 29, 2013 4:19 PM
    I don’t think you Flactards realize how much more Romo has carried his offense vs the ravens carried Flacco. Both are overpaid but if i had to choose between Jump ball Joe and Tony its easily Tony. If he had a real coach and gm he would already have a ring”
    LOL! You people obviously just hate Flacco and will give him no credit whatever he does! In your minds it’s a receiver who bails him out by jumping (isn’t that what they’re supposed to do) or you say the defense carries him (The 49ers scored 31 points) but aren’t defenses supposed to help their offensive counterparts? The Guy is a WINNER and head and shoulders above that loser Tony Romo! Romo hasn’t (and won’t) ever accomplish anything!

  164. lilrob10201 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:28 PM

    Ok,this is starting to get out of hand.

  165. micahernst says: Mar 29, 2013 5:30 PM

    It’s going to be interesting to see what Aaron Rodgers gets now, he’s way better than Flacco or Romo.

  166. bmorefalcon says: Mar 29, 2013 5:32 PM

    It’s official, Jerry jones is the new Al Davis.

  167. mack408 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:33 PM

    haters gonna hate !! lol !! this site loves to talk about dem Cowboys …notice how they get the most replies/responces when Americas Team is the topic ?!?

  168. bjonsmick69 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:33 PM

    thank god for jerry jones. as long as that idiot runs the “boys” the rest of the league does’nt have much to worry about from ‘merica’s teem

  169. mumfio says: Mar 29, 2013 5:34 PM

    Romo the last 4 years:
    2012-4903 yds/28tds/19ints/65.6 %/90 rating
    2011-4184 yds/31tds/10ints/66.3%/102.5
    2010-1605 yds/11tds/7ints/69.5%/94.9 (injured)
    2009-4483 yds/26tds/9ints/63.1%/97.6 rating
    Romo’s numbers are much better than Flacco’s numbers, hence Romo is better and deserves more. Romo’s numbers prove he hasn’t been the Cowboy’s problem. To act like Flacco is better than Romo because of the SuperBowl win is like saying Trent Dilfer is better than Dan Marino. It’s a team sport.

  170. ss376 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:34 PM

    Ok, that’s $108M per playoff win. So, Eli could get what, a $864 Million deal? $430 Million guaranteed?

  171. kayjor says: Mar 29, 2013 5:37 PM

    Can’t believe the Cowboy haters out there…! Look at the facts. Statistically Romo is one the BEST QB in the history of the franchise. Unfortunately theres not much he can do when he’s running for his life, due to missed blocks and poor route running, not to mention the dropped balls…AND…, can you really blame Romo when he gets the lead only to watch the “D” give it right back? Come-on-man…! Yes he’s made some bad decisions. But even Brady, Peyton, Brees, etc… have been know to throw 3-5 INT’s in a single game when they’re scrambling for their lives too.

    I’ll take Romo over Flaco anyday…! For that matter I’m not confinced that Brady and company can do the things Romo can do when on the run.

    Romo is Elite but it takes a TEAM to win…!

  172. ddaveyy says: Mar 29, 2013 5:41 PM

    One thing everyone seems to forget when critiquing Romo…he’s better than any quarterback the Cowboys have had since Aikman – of course they’re going to try to keep him.

    Heck, who wouldn’ t want to run a football franchise if they could afford it, since everyone loves to hate Jerrah…


  173. dirtybird28 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:43 PM

    Romo was necessary to be kept but got overpaid. Still glad he’s here; gets too much crap

  174. tonyc920 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:43 PM

    My God, I’d hate to see the sarcasm in posts if the Cowboys were really bad. It’s bad enough when you went 8-8. Be happy you have an average or slightly above avg QB in Romo.
    I see some intelligent posts and then the whiners. Hey Whiners, why not become SOCCER fans and leave the FOOTBALL stuff to us who understand the game.

  175. cdrion21 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:44 PM

    Well at least they can use the extra cap space to sign a starting qb now

  176. zack2482 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:57 PM

    Love it! Now go fix the oline and let’s see what happens. I love all the bashing it’s great. He has been playing behind an oline made of tooth picks and Popsicles and still throws for 4900 yards.
    This was considered one of his worst years and he is still better that half of the QBs in the league.
    He’s had one 1,000 yard rusher since he’s been a starter. And their defense has been awful. The difference between him and Flacco, Eli, Ben, etc is that they have a defense to bail them out of their mistakes.
    And whomever ranked Capernieck over him, call me when they don’t have a running game and he learns to throw to the left side of the field.

  177. jacktheraven says: Mar 29, 2013 5:57 PM

    Romo is past his prime. Joe Flacco, starting his 6th yr, at 28, is just starting his. Joe- 9 playoff wins. Romo 1. What would you do in you were them GM?

  178. ravensdominate says: Mar 29, 2013 5:59 PM

    Just1dude: you are a moron.

  179. greymares says: Mar 29, 2013 6:04 PM

    I hope someday Romo shows us the pictures he must be holding of Jerry Jones they must be awesome.

  180. lrical says: Mar 29, 2013 6:06 PM

    Makes sense. Romo is best option available. I would still draft a future qb though

  181. descendency says: Mar 29, 2013 6:06 PM

    Romo was way overpaid, but he’s still a good QB.

    He’s had some really good games when the rest of the Cowboys played like crap and gotten blamed for it. He’s also won some games in the 4th quarter (like @ SF when they were down 14).

  182. ravensfan88 says: Mar 29, 2013 6:13 PM

    I realize Romo’s their only option, but $108 million is really overpaying for 1 playoff win since he’s been QB.

  183. ara35 says: Mar 29, 2013 6:27 PM

    Wait… What happened to all that “Romo and eagles” talk. I was getting really excited thinking the Eagles would bring in a former Dallas qb who has done nothing in the playoffs into Chip Kelly’s system. Isn’t he a perfect fit? Didn’t Kelly see that perfect read option play when he had to choose to hold the ball for a kick or roll around with it??

  184. stunzeed5 says: Mar 29, 2013 6:39 PM

    As a Redskin fan, (and a realist) I could care less what he’s going to get paid. I’d rather the Cowboys let him walk because he’s a good QB who’s constantly a thorn in our side.

  185. trefkennedy says: Mar 29, 2013 6:40 PM

    It’s not romo fault our gm is a utter dufus

  186. johnniemayes says: Mar 29, 2013 6:41 PM

    Jerry Jones – the next Al Davis.

  187. lionshawk says: Mar 29, 2013 6:43 PM

    The winners here are Matt Ryan and Matt Stafford. Aaron Rodgers already was going to get a boat load of money but any QB that gets their team in the playoff mix and are the face of the franchise are toasting and saying “Here!Here!”

  188. ampatsisahypocrite says: Mar 29, 2013 6:43 PM

    As ridiculous as it is that Flacco is the highest-paid NFL player ever, you have to ask… Romo? Huh?

    Imagine then what the real franchise guys like Brady, Manning, Roethlisberger and Brees should be asking for.

    It’ll be a relief when Rodgers get his new deal, so we can at least have a real franchise QB getting the top money.

    And by the way Ravens fans, how many of those playoff wins are really because of Joe Flacco? Please get a clue before commenting.

  189. irishhockey84 says: Mar 29, 2013 6:44 PM

    Wow, Jerry. Just wow! And I thought Snyder was bad…

  190. leggett17 says: Mar 29, 2013 6:48 PM

    You guys are idiots. If he was black you would claim him as a hall of famer. Would you rather have Vick?

  191. bilbo1000 says: Mar 29, 2013 7:05 PM

    Mediocrity is King!

  192. ceschatz says: Mar 29, 2013 7:12 PM

    Smart move by the Cowboys. This guys QB numbers are through the roof, only topped by brees, brady, Peyton and Rodgers. All that behind one of the most horrid olines in Football and a defense known to blow early leads. Give an Oline Jerry and actually use this talent like you’re paying for it.

  193. andylucksneck says: Mar 29, 2013 7:14 PM

    Romo is the best player for the Redskins when the two teams play.


  194. jssgriffi says: Mar 29, 2013 7:45 PM

    As an eagles fan I love this move! Now I have assurance that the cowboys won’t do a thing for the next five years. And also I get to watch him blow it, big game after big game after big game. It’s so enjoyable. Thank god Jerry jones is the GM! Hahaha

  195. axespray says: Mar 29, 2013 8:06 PM

    Ugh…. Everyone quit spending a Wad of cash on above average QBs…. at this rate, my Packers will have to spend 50 mil a year for an elite one in Aaron Rodgers.

  196. dlmcc1010 says: Mar 29, 2013 8:44 PM

    What were they really going to do? Theyre not a young team. I don’t think he’s a top 10 QB but I don’t think he’s mediocre either. Yes they overpaid but this is the hardest position to fill in the NFL. I cringe at some of the backbreaking turnovers form him too and im not even a Cowboys fan.

    I don’t think they did the wrong thing here. He was going to count $16.8 mil against the cap. There are no franchise QB’s in this draft for this team to even attempt to put a package together to move up for. I don’t really see what choice they had I think he had the leverage here.

  197. rafterman11 says: Mar 29, 2013 8:44 PM

    Don’t be too quick to condemn this deal. Coming from Buffalo, a place that hasn’t had even a Romo-quality QB in 20 years, we would take Romo at twice that contract.

  198. officialgame says: Mar 29, 2013 8:58 PM

    No QB in the NFL is better then Romo at turning victory into defeat.

  199. nofunleague says: Mar 29, 2013 9:12 PM

    I have never been a Cowboys fan in the slightest but Have to say I feel sorry for those of you that are. What in the world are they thinking.

  200. wludford says: Mar 29, 2013 9:17 PM

    Goodbye Cowboys.

    Don’t know when you’ll be back, but not this decade.

  201. brokeu91 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:25 PM

    That’s just the Jerruh being greatest GM in the world…I’m glad I’m not a Cowboys fan, there’s just no hope with him as GM

  202. 28for20 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:29 PM

    Thank you Cowboys! Green Bush will now have to give Rodgers 20 MILL PER YEAR. Crippleing that franchise for the next 10 years! Perf!

  203. stevequinn says: Mar 29, 2013 11:45 PM

    This ensures the Cowboys won’t be in the Super Bowl anytime soon. Glad to see it. Jerry Jones is his own worst enemy.

  204. ilovefoolsball says: Mar 30, 2013 12:01 AM

    So he’s getting paid more than (get this) Flacco, Brees, & Brady yet he hasn’t come close to what any of those names have accomplished.

    Well he does have a better agent than those players so give him kudos for that.

  205. thejimius says: Mar 30, 2013 1:16 AM

    I’m a Cowboys fan, and this was the right move. It was the ONLY move. People can say what they want about Romo, but he is a good quarterback.

    The Cowboys fans complaining about this obviously don’t remember the Quincy Carter days.

  206. grandmachine says: Mar 30, 2013 2:55 AM

    I don’t understand on how many people are saying that he’s not worth the money. He’s a top 10 QB. He had one of his best statistical seasons last year. 4900 yards and 29 tds. I know that his INT was high, but he had to force some of his passes because he was running for his life because the cowboys bad o-line was one of the worst in the league. Witten, Bryant, Austin, and Murray were all hurt at one point this season. Rex Ryans defense was terrible, they were in a tough division, and the cowboys still went 9-7. I bet if Romo was in a different team, people wouldn’t complain on how much he was getting paid.

  207. skinsgal4life says: Mar 30, 2013 6:44 AM

    The person laughing the hardest is Romo. He gets all that money for having great stats and little else. Can I get a job like that? I love to watch Romo choke because of the expression it produces on Jerry Jones’s face. I’m glad I’ll get to see that expression quite a bit longer! Ha!!!!

  208. tsizzlesucks says: Mar 30, 2013 9:51 AM

    Now maybe people will see the difference in winners and losers. On one hand you have the Flaccos,Mannings and Romos. Look at Manning..great stats, funny commercials,1 SB win and every other time in playoffs, out in round 1.Flacco-1 SB win. Romo-nada!!!
    Brady takes a reduction to give cap relief and has 3 SB wins and many AFC championships.

    Winners and losers…greed vs. great! What’s wrong with these owners?

  209. xinellum says: Mar 30, 2013 10:14 AM

    That is why the cowboys are losers. Between Garrett and Romo they will never win. Reminds me of Al Davis and JeMarcus Russell. Just this crazy mental block hat this player is going to be regardless of the fact he isn’t. What has Romo done since taking over the cowboys? Nothing but a couple playoff losses due to Romo. I thought for sure they would cut ties and move on but the Al Davis syndrome continues in Dallas.

  210. therealsmiley says: Mar 30, 2013 10:20 AM

    PS Jerry doubled down on Romo…now Romo needs to get over that playoff hump. I think he will, unfortunately. Hail!

  211. btwicey says: Mar 30, 2013 2:05 PM

    Lol, good for you Tony.

  212. pftb1ows says: Mar 30, 2013 7:44 PM

    The blind leading the blind around here. The real number is 40 Million guaranteed with the potential for 55……idiots

  213. jchuber says: Mar 31, 2013 9:34 PM

    I hope the girls give tony a hundred million dollar contract and keep him forever.!!!!!!!

  214. bgm9876 says: Apr 2, 2013 1:47 PM

    who would pay $108 mil to somebody? thats just wak yo! well i guess now he can retire and never work again in 3 years. does jones even have that kind of dough?!

  215. kmartin173 says: Apr 4, 2013 4:51 PM

    How people are still making excuses for Romo this late in his career just amazes me.

    Cowboys fans, you are as stupid as your owner.

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