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Extremely Good Friday for Romo as he pens $108m contract

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Thanks big guy: Romo is in the momey.
Thanks big guy: Romo is in the momey.
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DALLAS STAR QUARTERBACK Tony Romo has reached a six-year contract extension which would make him the highest paid player in Cowboys history, according to reports from The Dallas Morning News.

The 32-year-old Romo was offered an extension despite leading Dallas to just one NFL playoff victory in the last nine seasons.

The Cowboys don’t want to risk losing Romo, who would have become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 campaign.

Citing an unnamed source, The Morning News said the deal is worth $108 million with $55 million guaranteed.

Super Bowl-winning Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco recently signed a six-year $120.6 million contract with $52 million in guaranteed money.

Last season, Romo threw for a career-high 4,903 yards and 28 touchdowns with 19 interceptions. His passing rating of 90.5 was the lowest of his career.

Romo has thrown for 177 touchdowns and 91 interceptions since joining Dallas in 2003.

Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin commented, “Give Romo credit. This is likely his final NFL contract so he needed to squeeze the Cowboys for every penny he could. And he did. Romo had the leverage and was able to maximize it.”

- © AFP, 2013

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