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(CBS Sports)   Cowboys agree to six-year deal with Tony Romo for $108 million. If they've structured it so that he has the base salary of $1M and the rest is tied to playoff incentives, Cowboys will have the lowest payroll in the league   (cbssports.com) divider line 162
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2013-03-29 08:23:12 PM  
102 million in playoff incentives? Good luck buddy.
 
2013-03-29 08:39:56 PM  
This is good news, for Obama.
 
2013-03-29 08:52:31 PM  
And it was March 29, 2013, when people began to realize that Jerry Jones began going senile.
 
2013-03-29 09:07:28 PM  
As I said in another thread, before you start complaining, answer me this.

Who else are you going to get?
This year's draft class sucks.
There's no free agents out there.
Flynn's price is too high and he's probably headed to Oakland anyway.
Carson Palmer is, well, Carson Palmer.

I suppose you could go with Tebow. As an Eagles fan, I would approve of this.

(although as an Eagles fan, I have no room to complain, given that Vick is still on the roster and they don't know if Foles could be any good or not).
For better or worse, Cowboys fans, you're stuck with Romo. And you could do a lot worse. Just ask the Raiders, the Jets, the Jags, the Vikings, and the Bills.
 
2013-03-29 10:04:46 PM  

SilentStrider: Cowboys fans, you're stuck with Romo. And you could do a lot worse. Just ask the Raiders, the Jets, the Jags, the Vikings, and the Bills.


add Carolina, Tennessee and Detroit (Stafford is not bad but man the injuries)
 
2013-03-29 10:13:33 PM  
Yeah, let's not pay the guy & see where he ends up. SilentStrider has it right.
 
2013-03-29 10:13:37 PM  
Good deal. There's a big part of me that has a lot of fun watching Tony Romo completely fark up a close game. Looks like that's not going anywhere.
 
2013-03-29 10:16:10 PM  
Also, this somehow frees up cap space on the roster so maybe we can pick up some free agents in a position where we actually need it.
 
2013-03-29 10:20:32 PM  
As an Eagles fan, I'm all for this move.Also, hahahahahaha. Welcome to my world.
 
2013-03-29 10:22:29 PM  

Di Atribe: Also, this somehow frees up cap space on the roster so maybe we can pick up some free agents in a position where we actually need it.


Meanwhile Washington pins all their hopes on a guy with a bum leg and no OL
Gonn be a good year.. For non-Skins:(
 
2013-03-29 10:27:03 PM  

Tom_Slick: SilentStrider: Cowboys fans, you're stuck with Romo. And you could do a lot worse. Just ask the Raiders, the Jets, the Jags, the Vikings, and the Bills.

add Carolina, Tennessee and Detroit (Stafford is not bad but man the injuries)


As much as I love it when people bag on the Lions....

Really. Stop this.

Go to youtube and WATCH the hits he was injured on. All but one of them are hits that you immediately go "farkING OW. I doubt Favre himself would have played after that."

One is...middle of the road. But the big hits that gave him the big injuries that took him to IR were hits that would have put all but a handful of the toughest on IR.

At worst, he's unlucky in that regard.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled Lions hate.
 
2013-03-29 10:27:16 PM  

SilentStrider: Who else are you going to get?


This is the price the organization pays for backing themselves into this corner. There is no reason they shouldn't have been fielding a reasonable backup given Romo's history. If Romo works out, you trade away the backup, ala Cassel or Flynn. If not, you don't overpay for mediocrity.

That all said, despite the top-line number, this deal is only worth $26million guaranteed, a little less than what Flacco got
 
2013-03-29 10:28:28 PM  
Romo is an above-average QB with stellar numbers and a team that chokes.  If there isn't a shiatty snap a few years ago against the Seahawks I think Romo's entire reputation is turned around.
 
2013-03-29 10:28:29 PM  

Di Atribe: Also, this somehow frees up cap space on the roster so maybe we can pick up some free agents in a position where we actually need it.


This frees up space to sign the draft picks.  That's about all.

I would say Romo is overpaid, but it's not like Jerry would use the money wisely to make the team better.  In the end, it doesn't matter.
 
2013-03-29 10:28:42 PM  

DisregardTheFollowing: Good deal. There's a big part of me that has a lot of fun watching Tony Romo completely fark up a close game. Looks like that's not going anywhere.


It's Groundhog Day in Dallas. Six more years of fail.

/Cue the Romo apologists.
 
2013-03-29 10:29:05 PM  

SilentStrider: As I said in another thread, before you start complaining, answer me this.

Who else are you going to get?
This year's draft class sucks.
There's no free agents out there.
Flynn's price is too high and he's probably headed to Oakland anyway.
Carson Palmer is, well, Carson Palmer.

I suppose you could go with Tebow. As an Eagles fan, I would approve of this.

(although as an Eagles fan, I have no room to complain, given that Vick is still on the roster and they don't know if Foles could be any good or not).
For better or worse, Cowboys fans, you're stuck with Romo. And you could do a lot worse. Just ask the Raiders, the Jets, the Jags, the Vikings, and the Bills.


You mean what do you do if you're smart? Either sign Flynn if the price is right, or just let Ruh-Roh go after this coming season and find a replacement then.

But Jerra is crazy, so us "haters" now get years more to point and laugh.
 
2013-03-29 10:31:30 PM  

SnarfVader: This is good news, for Obama.


Romo is a Republican
 
2013-03-29 10:32:00 PM  

SilentStrider: As I said in another thread, before you start complaining, answer me this.


I'm not complaining. In fact, I'm loving it. 6 more years of Dallas futility is something to celebrate.
 
2013-03-29 10:32:54 PM  

xaks: At worst, he's unlucky in that regard.


Stafford is not unlucky, nor is he fragile, he has no O-Line to protect him a QB can't stay healthy with no protection not blaming him but there needs to be 2 of him for the Lions to win a bunch of games.
 
2013-03-29 10:33:14 PM  

Tom_Slick: SilentStrider: Cowboys fans, you're stuck with Romo. And you could do a lot worse. Just ask the Raiders, the Jets, the Jags, the Vikings, and the Bills.

add Carolina, Tennessee and Detroit (Stafford is not bad but man the injuries)


I don't know about other people, and maybe it's just having lived through the Kyle Boller era in Baltimore, but as a fan the worst situation for a team isn't a bad QB. It's a QB that's JUST good enough not to lose his job. The guy that'll never really succeed, but won't fail miserably enough to warrant the franchise trying again.

At least a guy that's bad enough gets you a too draft pick and is out soon enough and earns you the ability to try a too rated rookie. A mediocre QB will never win much, but just enough to put you outside the realm of top flight rookies.

The question is, where is Romo? A guy that can take you there but hasn't yet because of the team? Or the guy that can't, and will leave you mired in mediocrity for a decade?
 
2013-03-29 10:35:16 PM  

king of vegas: SnarfVader: This is good news, for Obama.

Romo is a Republican


Obama is a Bears fan.
 
2013-03-29 10:38:30 PM  
If he "wants to help the Cowboys win games" he should leave.
 
2013-03-29 10:38:46 PM  

Tom_Slick: xaks: At worst, he's unlucky in that regard.

Stafford is not unlucky, nor is he fragile, he has no O-Line to protect him a QB can't stay healthy with no protection not blaming him but there needs to be 2 of him for the Lions to win a bunch of games.


Well, in a way, that's what I was pointing out. He got hit *hard* too many times and went in IR.

Pretty much *any* (or at least *most*) QBs taking those same hits would have been similarly injured.

In my case, that's what I was going for.

In your case, you went one more step and attributed this to a shiat o-line.

We could also, if you wish, go another step and point out that the RBs, FBs (as if they many) and TEs on their roster lately are good or better at catching, but kinda asstasstic on blitz pickups and blocking.
 
2013-03-29 10:47:19 PM  

Lost Thought 00: SilentStrider: Who else are you going to get?

This is the price the organization pays for backing themselves into this corner. There is no reason they shouldn't have been fielding a reasonable backup given Romo's history. If Romo works out, you trade away the backup, ala Cassel or Flynn. If not, you don't overpay for mediocrity.

That all said, despite the top-line number, this deal is only worth $26million guaranteed, a little less than what Flacco got


Romo had $3 MORE than Flacco's deal. $55 mil vs $52. His signing bonus is less than Flacco's - but his guarantee is more.

And Flacco has 8 more playoff wins than Romo. Actually he's tied for #3 among active QBs with Peyton Manning, but that's another thread.

At least Romo has one less playoff loss than Matt Ryan...
 
2013-03-29 10:47:20 PM  

Tom_Slick: xaks: At worst, he's unlucky in that regard.

Stafford is not unlucky, nor is he fragile, he has no O-Line to protect him a QB can't stay healthy with no protection not blaming him but there needs to be 2 of him for the Lions to win a bunch of games.


You're gonna be a hit in this league once you learn the period and the comma.
 
2013-03-29 10:47:40 PM  

SnarfVader: DisregardTheFollowing: Good deal. There's a big part of me that has a lot of fun watching Tony Romo completely fark up a close game. Looks like that's not going anywhere.

It's Groundhog Day in Dallas. Six more years of fail.

/Cue the Romo apologists.




It's going to be fun watching the fans file out of Jerry's World for the next 7 years with their heads hung in despair.
 
2013-03-29 10:57:20 PM  
Any QB who's even decent is going to get a contract like that nowadays. I'm a Cowboy hater, but when I saw the news I didn't even bat an eye.
 
2013-03-29 10:58:06 PM  
Hey Jerrah! Why can't Romo win playoff games?

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"I have billions of dollars!"

Hey Jerrah! Why haven't the Cowboy's been any good since JJ?
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"Ha ha! I am NOT Al Davis!"

Hey Jerrah! Yes your ARE Al Davis!
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Don't worry Jerrah! We know who built them Cowboys in the 90s!
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2013-03-29 11:14:34 PM  
Stupid Romo not having a team around him that could overcome him putting up stellar playoff games like Flacco's:

9/23, 135 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
4/10, 34 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT
11/22, 161 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT

Those are Flacco's first three career playoff wins.

Romo's three playoff losses:

17/29, 189 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
18/36, 201 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
22/35, 198 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT

Those numbers are fairly similar with Romo having better completion percentages and more yardage. Yet in those games, Romo was 0-3 and Flacco was 3-0.

Guess Flacco's just clutch by having his teammates not suck donkey dicks.
 
2013-03-29 11:19:54 PM  

IAmRight: Stupid Romo not having a team around him that could overcome him putting up stellar playoff games like Flacco's:

9/23, 135 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
4/10, 34 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT
11/22, 161 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT

Those are Flacco's first three career playoff wins.

Romo's three playoff losses:

17/29, 189 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
18/36, 201 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
22/35, 198 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT

Those numbers are fairly similar with Romo having better completion percentages and more yardage. Yet in those games, Romo was 0-3 and Flacco was 3-0.

Guess Flacco's just clutch by having his teammates not suck donkey dicks.


One of these things is not like the other.
 
2013-03-29 11:19:54 PM  

IAmRight: Stupid Romo not having a team around him that could overcome him putting up stellar playoff games like Flacco's:

9/23, 135 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
4/10, 34 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT
11/22, 161 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT

Those are Flacco's first three career playoff wins.

Romo's three playoff losses:

17/29, 189 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
18/36, 201 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
22/35, 198 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT

Those numbers are fairly similar with Romo having better completion percentages and more yardage. Yet in those games, Romo was 0-3 and Flacco was 3-0.

Guess Flacco's just clutch by having his teammates not suck donkey dicks.


Heh, Pretty much. Possibly the worst mental breakdown in playoff history made Flacco a hero. Such is sport.
 
2013-03-29 11:25:20 PM  

SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other


Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.
 
2013-03-29 11:27:52 PM  

FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.

 
2013-03-29 11:28:12 PM  

FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.


No, it's not. Great QB's find a way to win. Romo is not a great QB.
 
2013-03-29 11:29:05 PM  

SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other.


Clearly Romo should've had the foresight to construct the Cowboys roster so they had a good defense, at least a semi-competent offensive line, a RB that can last more than four games without getting injured, etc. Maybe even a coach that doesn't ice his own kicker or call horrible plays.
 
2013-03-29 11:29:15 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.


SnarfVader: FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.

No, it's not. Great QB's find a way to win. Romo is not a great QB.

 
2013-03-29 11:33:12 PM  

IAmRight: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other.

Clearly Romo should've had the foresight to construct the Cowboys roster so they had a good defense, at least a semi-competent offensive line, a RB that can last more than four games without getting injured, etc. Maybe even a coach that doesn't ice his own kicker or call horrible plays.


Great quarterbacks find a way to win.
 
2013-03-29 11:33:21 PM  

SnarfVader: FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.

No, it's not. Great QB's find a way to win. Romo is not a great QB.


I won't argue that Romo isn't a great QB. However...those numbers in those losses are definitely better than Flacco had in those wins. That says to me that something else is going on.

Not to equate the two because King Felix is a MUCH better pitcher than Romo is a QB, but it's a far lesser degree of when Felix won the Cy Young despite a 13-12 win-loss record. His team tended to score 1 run or less in his starts, so what the hell else could he do?

And besides, you don't have to be a great QB to get paid like that. Anyone at least ok is going to get that money, because it's not like there's a whole lot of capable replacements available at any given time.

/I'm gonna need a long shower after this. I'm defending Romo. I hope you're happy.
 
2013-03-29 11:38:04 PM  

SnarfVader: FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.

No, it's not. Great QB's find a way to win. Romo is not a great QB.


I don't think you appreciate how poorly constructed the Cowboys team is.  Their big addition to the offensive line last season was the worst player from the freaking Bengals, a player so bad they and no other team made him an offer.  Jerry made him a starter.

No QB could succeed with Jerry as GM.
 
2013-03-29 11:39:14 PM  

FreakinB: SnarfVader: FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.

No, it's not. Great QB's find a way to win. Romo is not a great QB.

I won't argue that Romo isn't a great QB. However...those numbers in those losses are definitely better than Flacco had in those wins. That says to me that something else is going on.

Not to equate the two because King Felix is a MUCH better pitcher than Romo is a QB, but it's a far lesser degree of when Felix won the Cy Young despite a 13-12 win-loss record. His team tended to score 1 run or less in his starts, so what the hell else could he do?

And besides, you don't have to be a great QB to get paid like that. Anyone at least ok is going to get that money, because it's not like there's a whole lot of capable replacements available at any given time.

/I'm gonna need a long shower after this. I'm defending Romo. I hope you're happy.


Look at numbers AFTER Flacco's first two years. Like his last three. When he went 18 tds and 3 ints.

Flacco's first couple years - yeah he was pulled by a great D.

Last year?
17th in yards allowed, 12th in points allowed.
Stuff of legends really.
 
2013-03-29 11:40:28 PM  

Deneb81: Look at numbers AFTER Flacco's first two years. Like his last three. When he went 18 tds and 3 ints.

Flacco's first couple years - yeah he was pulled by a great D.

Last year?
17th in yards allowed, 12th in points allowed.
Stuff of legends really


Oh I'm not saying Flacco's bad now. But back in the day...dude had some issues.
 
2013-03-29 11:40:37 PM  

Troy McClure: SnarfVader: FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.

No, it's not. Great QB's find a way to win. Romo is not a great QB.

I don't think you appreciate how poorly constructed the Cowboys team is.  Their big addition to the offensive line last season was the worst player from the freaking Bengals, a player so bad they and no other team made him an offer.  Jerry made him a starter.

No QB could succeed with Jerry as GM.


Really makes it hazy on who to believe about who built the cowboys in the early 90's eh?
 
2013-03-29 11:40:47 PM  

FreakinB: SnarfVader: FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.

No, it's not. Great QB's find a way to win. Romo is not a great QB.

I won't argue that Romo isn't a great QB. However...those numbers in those losses are definitely better than Flacco had in those wins. That says to me that something else is going on.

Not to equate the two because King Felix is a MUCH better pitcher than Romo is a QB, but it's a far lesser degree of when Felix won the Cy Young despite a 13-12 win-loss record. His team tended to score 1 run or less in his starts, so what the hell else could he do?

And besides, you don't have to be a great QB to get paid like that. Anyone at least ok is going to get that money, because it's not like there's a whole lot of capable replacements available at any given time.

/I'm gonna need a long shower after this. I'm defending Romo. I hope you're happy.


Oh god. You had to bring that up.  Now I need a shower. However, if Felix wanted to be traded to a team that had a shot at the Series tomorrow, I wouldn't blame him, as much as I love my M's. It was hard enough seeing Ichiro go to the hated Yankees.

I still contend that Romo just doesn't go the extra mile in playoffs like so many great quarterbacks. He's got to do that or he'll just be another Dan Marino. He's comfortable where he is. If he really wanted to win, he'd demand that he be traded to a team that can actually get him to the Superbowl.
 
2013-03-29 11:44:16 PM  

SnarfVader: Great quarterbacks find a way to win.


Flacco completed 4 of 10 passes for 34 yards and got 6 yards on 5 rushes against the Patriots. His team scored 33 points in that game. He didn't do a damn thing to win. He could have knelt down every time he was supposed to pass and the Ravens would've won that game.

In fact, they were up 14-0 before he did anything but hand the ball off. At halftime, he was 1/5 with 1 yard...and the Ravens led 24-0.

If Romo had a team that was anywhere near that good, he'd have a lot of playoff wins, too.
 
2013-03-29 11:45:19 PM  

SnarfVader: FreakinB: SnarfVader: FreakinB: SnarfVader: One of these things is not like the other

Oh man. Resisting the urge to defend Romo because it goes against everything I stand for, but that's some next-level missing of the point.

No, it's not. Great QB's find a way to win. Romo is not a great QB.

I won't argue that Romo isn't a great QB. However...those numbers in those losses are definitely better than Flacco had in those wins. That says to me that something else is going on.

Not to equate the two because King Felix is a MUCH better pitcher than Romo is a QB, but it's a far lesser degree of when Felix won the Cy Young despite a 13-12 win-loss record. His team tended to score 1 run or less in his starts, so what the hell else could he do?

And besides, you don't have to be a great QB to get paid like that. Anyone at least ok is going to get that money, because it's not like there's a whole lot of capable replacements available at any given time.

/I'm gonna need a long shower after this. I'm defending Romo. I hope you're happy.

Oh god. You had to bring that up.  Now I need a shower. However, if Felix wanted to be traded to a team that had a shot at the Series tomorrow, I wouldn't blame him, as much as I love my M's. It was hard enough seeing Ichiro go to the hated Yankees.

I still contend that Romo just doesn't go the extra mile in playoffs like so many great quarterbacks. He's got to do that or he'll just be another Dan Marino. He's comfortable where he is. If he really wanted to win, he'd demand that he be traded to a team that can actually get him to the Superbowl.


Not sure if serious, trolling, or dumb.
 
2013-03-29 11:45:33 PM  

SnarfVader: I still contend that Romo just doesn't go the extra mile in playoffs like so many great quarterbacks. He's got to do that or he'll just be another Dan Marino. He's comfortable where he is. If he really wanted to win, he'd demand that he be traded to a team that can actually get him to the Superbowl


You're giving him way too much credit by putting him in the same sentence as Marino. As for demanding a trade, it doesn't work that way. Any team that could get him there is probably already set at QB.
 
2013-03-29 11:47:03 PM  

SnarfVader: I still contend that Romo just doesn't go the extra mile in playoffs like so many great quarterbacks. He's got to do that or he'll just be another Dan Marino


He did have the presence of mind to rush to try to score that TD against the Seahawks after the muffed FG hold. Too bad for him Babineaux paid attention.

/I enjoy mocking Romo
//Not dumb enough to pretend he's not a pretty good QB stuck on a sh*tty team
///if you watched that "offensive line" last year, it was kinda like the Packers' line in the first half against the Seahawks last year before they started holding every play - no protection at all
 
2013-03-29 11:48:10 PM  

IAmRight: SnarfVader: Great quarterbacks find a way to win.

Flacco completed 4 of 10 passes for 34 yards and got 6 yards on 5 rushes against the Patriots. His team scored 33 points in that game. He didn't do a damn thing to win. He could have knelt down every time he was supposed to pass and the Ravens would've won that game.

In fact, they were up 14-0 before he did anything but hand the ball off. At halftime, he was 1/5 with 1 yard...and the Ravens led 24-0.

If Romo had a team that was anywhere near that good, he'd have a lot of playoff wins, too.


Sorry, but he couldn't even find a way to hold the ball correctly versus the Seahawks (thank you very much). I just don't see it. He's like Tom Brady since 2005. Well, not as good in the regular season.
 
2013-03-29 11:48:28 PM  

Troy McClure: I don't think you appreciate how poorly constructed the Cowboys team is. Their big addition to the offensive line last season was the worst player from the freaking Bengals, a player so bad they and no other team made him an offer. Jerry made him a starter.

No QB could succeed with Jerry as GM.


That's too bad. It makes me feel really bad for him, the city of Dallas, and Cowboys fans worldwide.

Nah, I can't pull that one off. Frankly, I hope the Cowboys never win another game, so if what you say is true I hope Jerry Jones lives forever.
 
2013-03-29 11:48:44 PM  

FreakinB: As for demanding a trade, it doesn't work that way. Any team that could get him there is probably already set at QB.


Maybe the Jets...then again, they're just as much of a trainwreck. But at least they play in a conference where it's easier to get into the playoffs because most of the teams suck.
 
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