Tony Romo: Cowboys in Between a Rock and a Hard Place with Controversial QB

February 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Regardless of where you stand on the true value of Tony Romo, whether or not the Dallas Cowboys should offer him an extension is a difficult decision.
You can either offer him an extension, saving money this offseason to make moves, or you can wait until Romo plays out his contract and suffer this offseason as a result.
Choices, choices.
We all know where the Cowboys stand on Romo, of course. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team wants to sign Romo to a long-term contract as soon as possible, calling the veteran quarterback "a key piece of what we're about going forward," via ESPN. Owner Jerry Jones has been fawning over Romo ever since Dallas drafted him.
And, financially, it makes sense in the short term. Romo is scheduled to make $11.5 million in 2013. More importantly, his salary cap figure is currently a team-high $16.8 million. Given the Cowboys are roughly $20 million over the expected $121 million salary cap for 2013, that's certainly a proble...

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