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Tony Romo gets 6 year extension, highest paid player in team history

Romo sucks so bad he shouldn't get paid Alex is way better heck I'd rather tebow he won as many playoff games as him and I know cowgirl fans will say stats but of courses when you throw the ball all game you should have decent stats and what good is a bunch of tds if you have more picks?
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
I wouldn't take either. Can't waste time at the QB position with average/good QBs. That can really hold back a franchise.

Alex's contract won't hold back a franchise because we went 19 - 5 with him before he went down, won the division again, then nearly became champs only to trade Alex to KC for what might be two 2nd rd picks because of his very affordable contract. It was a great decision for Harbaugh to convince Alex to give it another go with us and I believe both parties were the better for it. I am glad that Harbaugh brought Alex back, signed him to a good deal and then traded him at his peak of efficiency for a nice return in draft picks. I really don't know why we argue about Alex because we have been nothing but good for each other these last 2 years. Only 2 teams "had it better than us" and that was NYG and BAL.


When i said, "hold back" I meant keeping a team from finding a HOF QB. There are many QBs that had 19-5 streaks, won a division and made it to a NFCC game.

I'm more interested in finding a perrenial pro bowl, All pro and potential HOF QB. That's what i meant by a mediocre/good QB holding a franchise back.
[ Edited by Young2Rice on Apr 16, 2013 at 1:07 PM ]
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
When i said, "hold back" I meant keeping a team from finding a HOF QB. There are many QBs that had 19-5 streaks, won a division and made it to a NFCC game.

I'm more interested in finding a perrenial pro bowl, All pro and potential HOF QB. That's what i meant by a mediocre/good QB holding a franchise back.

Ah, but there are many more that haven't including Romo. And yes, you are right in that Alex probably wasn't the pro bowl, all pro, HOF QB we all desire and we certainly stand a better chance of being champions with Kaep but I would not say that these last 2 years were a waste of our time because we were successful, we had it better than almost everybody, we groomed Kaep, nearly won it all, we traded Alex and got some great picks.

I think in 2011, Jim did what was necessary by bringing Alex in because there weren't any better options and he sold Baalke on it and together they made it work. Kaep can be what Alex couldn't but Alex from 2011 to 2012 played his position at great value considering his pay.

Our franchise over these last 2 years has greatly benefitted from Alex and this is why we sent him off in part under terms of his choosing. I have sensed a great deal of respect from this organization towards Alex, thus the nice webpage sendoff they gave him.
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Apr 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM ]
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
When i said, "hold back" I meant keeping a team from finding a HOF QB. There are many QBs that had 19-5 streaks, won a division and made it to a NFCC game.

I'm more interested in finding a perrenial pro bowl, All pro and potential HOF QB. That's what i meant by a mediocre/good QB holding a franchise back.

Ah, but there are many more that haven't including Romo. And yes, you are right in that Alex probably wasn't the pro bowl, all pro, HOF QB we all desire and we certainly stand a better chance of being champions with Kaep but I would not say that these last 2 years were a waste of our time because we were successful, we had it better than almost everybody, we groomed Kaep, nearly won it all, we traded Alex and got some great picks.

I think in 2011, Jim did what was necessary by bringing Alex in because there weren't any better options and he sold Baalke on it and together they made it work. Kaep can be what Alex couldn't but Alex from 2011 to 2012 played his position at great value considering his pay.

Our franchise over these last 2 years has greatly benefitted from Alex and this is why we sent him off in part under terms of his choosing. I have sensed a great deal of respect from this organization towards Alex, thus the nice webpage sendoff they gave him.

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Wow even a Romo contract thread in NFL Talk turns into an Alex Smith debate....
[ Edited by Jcool on Apr 17, 2013 at 8:21 PM ]
I would take Tony Romo but with the right coach. I think if Parcells had stayed, Romo would not be the gunslinger that he is. Capable of such gutsy plays and turning full retard at any moment. Parcells would have the authority personality to reign in Romo. Like Coughlin with Eli. Romo is talented but flawed.
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Cowboys restructure Romo's contract, free up $10 million in cap space


Originally posted by JerryRice1848:
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Cowboys restructure Romo's contract, free up $10 million in cap space


Guess that means they are re signing Ware.
Originally posted by JerryRice1848:
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Cowboys restructure Romo's contract, free up $10 million in cap space


perfect exampl of why not to freak out over nfl deals, romo's deal which was a bit excessive in my mind was signed a yr ago, now already re-structured. nothing is set in stone in the nfl.
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At some point in the coming years Tony Romo will not be on the Cowboys roster yet will still be one of their highest Cap charges...
Originally posted by crabman82:
perfect exampl of why not to freak out over nfl deals, romo's deal which was a bit excessive in my mind was signed a yr ago, now already re-structured. nothing is set in stone in the nfl.

It sounds like they are kicking the can down the road. I'm sure Romo's money didn't just disappear. They'll have to pay it to him at some point.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by crabman82:
perfect exampl of why not to freak out over nfl deals, romo's deal which was a bit excessive in my mind was signed a yr ago, now already re-structured. nothing is set in stone in the nfl.

It sounds like they are kicking the can down the road. I'm sure Romo's money didn't just disappear. They'll have to pay it to him at some point.

Yeah, he still gets his money. Its just spread out over a certain amount of years
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by crabman82:
perfect exampl of why not to freak out over nfl deals, romo's deal which was a bit excessive in my mind was signed a yr ago, now already re-structured. nothing is set in stone in the nfl.

It sounds like they are kicking the can down the road. I'm sure Romo's money didn't just disappear. They'll have to pay it to him at some point.

Yeah, he still gets his money. Its just spread out over a certain amount of years

Thus ensuring the cowboys future of mediocrity