In case the $108 million contract wasn’t enough to convince you — and him — the Cowboys have full faith in Tony Romo.
After signing the quarterback to a massive extension Friday, which includes $55 million guaranteed, ownership said they thought it was money well-spent.
“Absolutely, we feel that we can win a championship with Tony,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told Jarrett Bell of USA Today. “We wouldn’t be doing all of this if we didn’t think we could win with him.”
Of course, there’s the small matter that they haven’t yet, with one playoff win in Romo’s four postseason appearances.
In the short term, the deal clears a little salary cap room that will help them add some parts to help him change that record, but even while the ink was drying, Jones made sure everyone knew the money didn’t make Romo solely responsible.
“It’s not all on Tony’s shoulders,” Jones said. “He has to do his part, but the team around him as to play better, and we also have to coach better. . . .
“We’ve always looked at him as a great quarterback. He wants to win a championship as much as anybody. But it’s on all of us.”
But along with the money comes expectations, and the Cowboys only added to the pressure that Romo has never handled particularly well.