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Tony Romo set to make more than Joe Flacco

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08:00 PM ET 03.29 | 'Tis the day for massive deals to be made it seems. Hours after pitcher Justin Verlander inked a historic contract extension with the Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has followed suit in signing a massive extension that will keep him in Dallas and make him the highest paid player in the franchise's history. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cowboys have given Romo a six-year extension, which is already polarizing fans around the NFL. According to Albert Greer of NFL Network, Romo is due to make more guaranteed money than Joe Flacco received earlier this offseason, as Jerry Jones is set to give Romo $55 million in guaranteed money. But the real question is will Cowboys fans get behind this massive extension, or have the Cowboys made a critical error that will bury them moving forward?

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March 29, 2013  08:45 PM ET

Good thing Romo's SB wins speak for themselves. Oops!

March 29, 2013  08:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good thing Romo's SB wins speak for themselves. Oops!

And Flacco's not worth what he's getting. A world gone mad!

March 29, 2013  08:47 PM ET

Romo is a better QB than Flacco but Flacco has a great OL in front of him.

March 29, 2013  08:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Romo is a better QB than Flacco but Flacco has a great OL in front of him.

Agree to a point. Romo has done some serious stupid things all by himself. Hard to say if he would still be that stupid if he had more options. It's going to be fun to see Flacco this fall with the changes to his team!!

March 29, 2013  09:01 PM ET

Justin Verlander has no-hitters and went to the WS last year, and Romo, has no-nothing.

March 29, 2013  10:01 PM ET

Flacco is $5M year better than Romo and will have his 2nd SB ring before Romo sees a conference championship game. Jerry Jones has more money than brains as evidenced by their playoff record (or lack of). Ravens OL was below average during the regular season. Coaches started moving linemen around to find something that worked heading into the playoffs. Fortunately it came all came together just in time. 'Flacco had a great OL' is pure blathering .

March 29, 2013  10:17 PM ET

I can't believe they did this. Jones has done nothing to improve the players around his QB and this won't change it. He needs to draft a successor to 30-something Romo and start grooming him. I don't hate Romo but I was ready to go in a different direction.

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March 29, 2013  10:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Romo is a better QB than Flacco but Flacco has a great OL in front of him.

Absolutely.

March 29, 2013  10:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Romo is a better QB than Flacco but Flacco has a great OL in front of him.

I agree!

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March 29, 2013  10:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Flacco is $5M year better than Romo and will have his 2nd SB ring before Romo sees a conference championship game. Jerry Jones has more money than brains as evidenced by their playoff record (or lack of). Ravens OL was below average during the regular season. Coaches started moving linemen around to find something that worked heading into the playoffs. Fortunately it came all came together just in time. 'Flacco had a great OL' is pure blathering .

Ok, Miss Cleo. What else does your crystal ball tell you?

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March 29, 2013  11:11 PM ET
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...And that, my friends, is what you call a win-win.

...And this long-suffering 'Pokes fan is still waiting for Romo to win-win a Super Bowl. He'd better be worth the Benjamins. Another Danny White won't do.

March 30, 2013  12:08 AM ET
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I can't believe they did this. Jones has done nothing to improve the players around his QB and this won't change it. He needs to draft a successor to 30-something Romo and start grooming him. I don't hate Romo but I was ready to go in a different direction.

Jones and the Cowboys are going to have cap problems for some time now. This was a lose / lose deal. Sure Romo will now be financially secure for the rest of his career and life and he will probably end his career as a Cowboy. Dallas will remain stagnant as Washington and the NYG's dominate the NFC East. This could actually get kind of ugly in a couple of years if Dallas remains a cellar dweller. All over the internet their fans have shown their displeasure with some of Jones decisions. Will the fans ever turn on Romo and start booing him as they remain a 7-9 / 6-10 team?

March 30, 2013  12:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

...And this long-suffering 'Pokes fan is still waiting for Romo to win-win a Super Bowl. He'd better be worth the Benjamins. Another Danny White won't do.

The problem is that Washington and NYG's have improved over the years, and who knows what Chip Kelly will do in Philadelphia? Dallas has to many cap problems for it to make any dramatic improvements. There was a great article at the CBS sports site that gave people an idea of the cap problems of Dallas and how they got in the situation they are in. Part of the article was about why Dallas should get rid of Romo, of course this was probably only hours before Jones extended Romos contract.

March 30, 2013  01:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

...And this long-suffering 'Pokes fan is still waiting for Romo to win-win a Super Bowl. He'd better be worth the Benjamins. Another Danny White won't do.

Another Danny White? What you talking about Willis? DW had far more playoff wins that Romo ever will. Another Danny White would be an upgrade from Romo, and a huge one.

March 30, 2013  06:17 AM ET

Just because you pay your Quarterback like an elite player doesn't make it so. Romo makes mistakes at crucial times in big games that has and will continue to cost the Cowboys. Until he cleans that up it doesn't matter what kind of stats he has...he has to learn how to throw the ball out of bounds, hang on to the ball and to take a sack when it's the right thing to do. His biggest problem is turnovers.

March 30, 2013  07:40 AM ET

Romo makes more than Flacco and Flacco makes more than he should. Seems fitting. Way to cripple your team for the next several years JJ!

 
March 30, 2013  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I can't believe they did this. Jones has done nothing to improve the players around his QB and this won't change it. He needs to draft a successor to 30-something Romo and start grooming him. I don't hate Romo but I was ready to go in a different direction.

But he won two games against the Eagles last year and one against the Giants....

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