Did the Dallas Cowboys Make a Mistake By Giving Tony Romo a Six-Year, $108 Million Extension?

By Dan Parzych
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When it comes to receiving criticism in the NFL, it’s safe to say Tony Romo takes the cake considering how the Dallas Cowboys always seem capable of being a Super Bowl contender at the beginning of the season–only to end the year in nothing but disappointment. There’s been plenty of discussion over the years when it comes to whether or not Romo was the answer for the franchise at quarterback, but it appears Jerry Jones is convinced he’s the answer at quarterback after giving him a hefty extension.


Romo and the Cowboys agreed to a hefty six-year, $108 million extension that also earns him $55 million in guaranteed money–which is a questionable move by the team considering all of the criticism surrounding the quarterback. While Romo has looked like a star at times throughout his career, he’s arguably one of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in the league and has faced heavy criticism for some the decisions he’s made at times in games while under center–especially in the fourth quarter.

Even if Romo is coming off one of his better years after throwing for 4,903 yards and 28 touchdowns, he did manage to tie a career high of 19 interceptions as well. Romo has always shown potential at times, but this type of deal seems like a little bit too much for a quarterback that has struggled to help Dallas reach their full potential over the last couple of years.

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