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Dallas Cowboys Talking New Contract With Tony Romo

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There is news out of Dallas today that the Dallas Cowboys are talking about a contract extension with quarterback Tony Romo. Romo’s deal is up after the 2013 season and the talks are no big surprise if you read rantsports.com. In fact, our own Jeric Griffin wrote about an extension months ago, you can read what he had to say here.

And I wrote just a few days ago about what the Houston Texans deal with Matt Schaub meant for the Cowboys contract talks with Romo.

So we’ve had you covered for quite some time here at Rant Sports.

The issue is the contract, how much and for how long? I don’t know what the answer is to those questions, but I what I do know is this; Tony Romo is getting a new contract from the Cowboys.

I also have my suspicions on the numbers, it will fall somewhere in between with what Drew Brees and Schaub got. With those figures in mind, a 4 or 5 year deal will probably be worth around $75-$80 million. Which falls in line with market value for a quarterback of Romo’s stature, but is he worth it?

Romo’s a very good quarterback who puts up great stats and, for the most part, wins. I could tell you about his career numbers like his 152-73 touchdown to interception ratio or his 97.3 QB rating being the second best in NFL history but the truth is no one cares about that. Its about wins. He hasn’t won the Super Bowl yet and that is pretty much all there is to it.

For his part Romo knows it’s not just about winning, but winning the big one, he had this to say after beating the New York Giants last week, “My sole objective each day and each month is to figure out how to help this football team win a championship.”

Besides Romo playing at a high level the other reason the Cowboys need to re-sign him is because they don’t have a backup ready to develop for the future of the team. Kyle Orton is a great option for the short term but they don’t have any options for the long term of the franchise. They thought they had that guy in Stephen McGee, but I think we all know how that turned out. Dallas needs to draft a quarterback they can develop after Romo is finished playing. They don’t have a legitimate young QB on the roster and that means the Cowboys still view Romo as their quarterback of the future.

At 32-years old Tony Romo is still playing at a high level and he’s shown no signs of slowing down. Barring any unforeseen issue, he’ll get an extension and finish his career as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

You can take that, and Romo’s money, to the bank. A guy can dream can’t he?

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