Cowboys signed QB Tony Romo to a six-year, $108 million extension through 2019, including $55 million guaranteed.
Romo is 33, so the six-year extension locks him in through his age-39 season. Still a top-ten (regular season) QB, Romo is coming off career highs in attempts (648) and yards (4,903), although he led the NFL in interceptions (19) and absorbed 36 sacks to tie a career high. For Romo's part, he's been a top-nine fantasy quarterback in each of his last five healthy seasons. Romo's record over the past three years is 17-21. Even if "wins" are no way to measure quarterback performance, Romo hasn't taken Dallas to the playoffs since 2009 and has just one career playoff win. We like the extension for the fantasy values of Romo, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, and Jason Witten. The price is fine -- $18 million per year -- but it's not necessarily a deal that will pay dividends for the future of Jerry Jones' franchise. The $55 million guaranteed surpasses Joe Flacco's $52 million, but comes up $5 million shy of Drew Brees' league-record $60 million guaranteed.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 03:59:00 PM