Before all is said and done this season, Tony Romo is going to sign the richest deal ever awarded to any player in NFL history.
Every time Romo throws a touchdown, his stock rises by the millions. The Cowboys keep piling up the points, and Tony Romo has taken the team somewhere it hasn’t been since 1995, the last time they started the season 4-0.
I believe that Jerry Jones was banking on Tony Romo struggling to begin the season, and thus gain some precious leverage in contract negotiations with his star quarterback. But it all backfired on him. Jerry Jones rolled the dice and it came up snake-eyes. Now it’s time to pay the piper.
If Jones cant work out a long-term deal before the end of the season, and there are no on-going talks right now, Romo could be playing for another team in 2008-2009. Even if the team decided to make Romo their non exclusive franchise player, they run the very real risk of losing him to any team willing to part with two first round draft picks. A price that many teams would gladly play for a pro bowl quarterback who has yet to reach his prime.
The Cowboys must avoid that scenario at all costs.
I think the time for posturing has past, and that it’s time for Jerry Jones to pony up the big bucks and secure the future of this franchise for the rest of this decade.
Tony Romo has exceeded all of our expectations and has resurrected a franchise that had been floundering.
It is time to reward him for his remarkable leadership, his adrenaline-pumping style of play, and his electrifying game-breaking abilities. Tony Romo is going to bring a Super Bowl trophy back to Dallas this season, and also pave the way for another dominating Cowboys dynasty.