NFL  > Dallas Cowboys  > It's all about Tony and Jerry
April 6, 2013, 03:52 PM
IRVING, TX- In an effort to prevent the multiple championship-viewing player from reaching free agency, the Dallas Cowboys announced this week that the team had signed Super Bowl-watching quarterback Tony Romo to a six-year, $108 million contract extension. "Tony has already watched seven Super Bowls for us," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who acknowledged that the most lucrative contract in team history will put extra pressure on Romo to continue watching championships. "He was born to watch the Super Bowl, he's proven himself capable of it, and we are confident that the next few years will see Tony Romo watch many, many more Super Bowls as a Dallas Cowboy." Jones added that a major focus for the team this season will be on keeping Tony Romo healthy so that he can watch the entire 2014 playoffs.

-Courtesy of The Onion
April 6, 2013  03:53 PM ET

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch (Cowboy Stadium)...........

April 6, 2013  04:19 PM ET

Yes, watching from his recliner, but this is old news. Sorry!

April 6, 2013  06:03 PM ET

One can say that about any number of QB's........past, present, and future.

April 6, 2013  07:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

One can say that about any number of QB's........past, present, and future.

Yes Bull, but most of these QB's never got paid like a Super Bowl MVP.

April 8, 2013  10:36 AM ET

good stuff..... i love it! so glad JJ locked up romo to watch those SBs the next 6-7 years for Dallas. he's done a fine job of watching them his whole career for Dallas so JJ had to cough up the bucks!

April 8, 2013  11:51 AM ET

interesting thing about romo.... his popularity among cowboy fans seems to be quickly shrinking, but fans of other teams absolutely love him and the great gift JJ gave him.

April 8, 2013  02:22 PM ET
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interesting thing about romo.... his popularity among cowboy fans seems to be quickly shrinking, but fans of other teams absolutely love him and the great gift JJ gave him.

Obviously the Cowboys are one of the few teams that have a very strong fan base. That being said they also have more NFL fans that hate them, probably more than any other team. Very few middle of the road opinions on Dallas, your either a fan or you hate them.

Having worked in a sportsbook for most of my adult life I can tell you the worst fans to deal with are Cowboy & Giant fans. Just a simple fact folks not trying to start a ruckus.
Celtic fans also erk my CRAW!

April 8, 2013  03:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Obviously the Cowboys are one of the few teams that have a very strong fan base. That being said they also have more NFL fans that hate them, probably more than any other team. Very few middle of the road opinions on Dallas, your either a fan or you hate them.Having worked in a sportsbook for most of my adult life I can tell you the worst fans to deal with are Cowboy & Giant fans. Just a simple fact folks not trying to start a ruckus.Celtic fans also erk my CRAW!

the team still has a strong fan base..... i was speaking mainly about romo. his stock is finally dropping among many dallas fans. but you are right, there are no middle of the road opinins on dallas. i have been a texas/oiler fan forever. i figure if dallas can't win then i'd prefer to see the other texas team have success. however, texas fans HATE the cowboys.... always have. makes no since to me, but have family in houston and they say the entire city would love to see dallas go 0-16 each year, but the do love the deal JJ gave romo!!!

April 8, 2013  06:39 PM ET
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the team still has a strong fan base..... i was speaking mainly about romo. his stock is finally dropping among many dallas fans. but you are right, there are no middle of the road opinins on dallas. i have been a texas/oiler fan forever. i figure if dallas can't win then i'd prefer to see the other texas team have success. however, texas fans HATE the cowboys.... always have. makes no since to me, but have family in houston and they say the entire city would love to see dallas go 0-16 each year, but the do love the deal JJ gave romo!!!

Actually the fact that Texan fans hate Dallas is sort of normal, Met fans hate the Yankees, A's fans hate the Giants, Angels fans hate the Dodgers, Raiders/49ers etc. etc. etc.

April 8, 2013  07:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Having worked in a sportsbook for most of my adult life I can tell you the worst fans to deal with are Cowboy & Giant fans. Just a simple fact folks not trying to start a ruckus.Celtic fans also erk my CRAW!

Giants fans as in SF? Or NY?

April 8, 2013  07:57 PM ET

Yeah, it's trendy to make fun of Romo but his career's not over. He could still conceivably win a championship.

And if he does all Cowboys fans will remember him fondly. Look at Elway, good stats throughout his entire career. But he's a legend because he won right before he retired.

Not saying Romo is a lock to follow the same path, obviously, but it certainly could happen and if it does all you haters are gonna be eating your words.

April 9, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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Yeah, it's trendy to make fun of Romo but his career's not over. He could still conceivably win a championship.And if he does all Cowboys fans will remember him fondly. Look at Elway, good stats throughout his entire career. But he's a legend because he won right before he retired.Not saying Romo is a lock to follow the same path, obviously, but it certainly could happen and if it does all you haters are gonna be eating your words.

i'd be glad to eat crow and give romo, JJ and the team the credit they earned. but if it doesn't happen, we could be stuck in .500 ball for a long time. and i'd bet this is more likely the case.

April 9, 2013  03:51 PM ET
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i'd be glad to eat crow and give romo, JJ and the team the credit they earned. but if it doesn't happen, we could be stuck in .500 ball for a long time. and i'd bet this is more likely the case.

It's hard to be optimistic with as many needs as they have, they had to sit with their hands up their **** during free agency.

April 10, 2013  08:36 PM ET
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It's hard to be optimistic with as many needs as they have, they had to sit with their hands up their **** during free agency.

Cincy accomplished this feat with the most cap space and still sitting on thierasses.

At least JJ would have spent the money.

April 16, 2013  04:50 PM ET

Elway lost 3 SB's (87' - 88' - 90') in his first 15 years before he won two in a row in 98' & 99'.
Cowboys fans should embrace Romo, Broncos fans were pretty tired of Elway too before he finally won it all.

April 16, 2013  05:15 PM ET

Welp, at least he got there and can understand the frustration.But it took awhile.

April 17, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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Elway lost 3 SB's (87' - 88' - 90') in his first 15 years before he won two in a row in 98' & 99'.Cowboys fans should embrace Romo, Broncos fans were pretty tired of Elway too before he finally won it all.

so we are comparing elway's career to romo's? elway went to 5 SBs over a period of a decade and ended up winning 2 rings. if romo could even lead this team to a few playoff wins he'd likely not be in the position he's in now. but his 6-7 yrs in dallas can hardly be compared to a guy that got his team to 3 SBs early in his career.

romo is and never will be an elway type QB!

April 17, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Elway lost 3 SB's (87' - 88' - 90') in his first 15 years before he won two in a row in 98' & 99'.Cowboys fans should embrace Romo, Broncos fans were pretty tired of Elway too before he finally won it all.

apples and oranges. wanna try again????

April 17, 2013  01:23 PM ET

I read a lot of hate on here for Romo and the contract he got. First let me say to the Romo haters, who else were we going to get with those kind of numbers he had last year?? Nobody!!! Yes I will agree he did throw some interceptions when he shouldn't have. Rookie QB sets us back and no QB's out there that are worth it and they to must learn the system.

But you must understand that he runs around most of the game, he does not have time to see all his options like other QB's, he has to throw more than 35 times every game that means no running game, our running game is a joke with all the injuries. Here is some more intelligence for you, he can not catch the balls, he can not tackle on defense, he is not a safety, are you getting the picture knuckleheads!!!!

Put Brady or Peyton back there with the offensive line we have and they to will get beat on and throw interceptions trust me. We fix the line and give Romo protection and a chance to set, he will burn you, just go look at some film and learn the game. Fixing OL is priority now that Romo has this money, Kiffin will fix defense bet on it. I see Los Boys better this coming year that I have seen in the past few years.

 
April 17, 2013  02:02 PM ET

LOL... buckaroo!! your logic is about as sound as JJ's decision to give romo all that cash for the next 6-7 yrs. when something DOES NOT WORK you don't stay the course as long as they have with romo. there were other options, but no football mind in the office to make them happen. here is some intelligence for you.... although i'm sure you will just place the blame on others. romo is 1-6 in elimination games. he's a choker! he will win you just enough games to get you to that big one where he chokes it away, again. he's a teaser!!

no, he can't tackle or defend, but he did toss all those INTs that ultimately cost the game/season. he wasn't rushed. he wasn't under pressure. he wasn't running for his life. it was just classic romo.... a bonehead mistake that he repeats over and over. he simply doesn't have the capacity to learn from his mistakes. he forces things and errors happen. how many returned TDs did we have last season from his horrible throws....... punting doesn't give the other team TDs! and who knows how brady or petyon does behind that OL. but i'd bet they don't REPEATEDLY make the errors romo has made his whole career in dallas.

one more thing, knucklehead!! nobody drafted romo. no team wanted this guy.... wonder why? JJ loves to find diamonds in the rough, but only problem is romo is not a diamond. he's that cubic zirconia that has fooled too many blind dallas fans into thinking he is a brady or peyton, including the owner/gm that is now paying him as though he has a brady or manning. sure, we had to resign romo, but not for the terms he got. we'd all love to be paid way more than we are worth, but most of us don't have the luxury of having JJ as our boss.

lastly, i can't count the number of fans that say the same thing each year..... "i see the boys better this coming year." that would be nice if it came true, but show me significant changes that have been made to make this possible...... they simply aren't there!

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