Romo needs to perform to his new contract believes veteran linebacker.
After the Dallas Cowboys signed Quarterback Tony Romo to a $108m six year extension, many believed that the player was being over-payed and over-valued.
While not agreeing with that opinion directly, it seems veteran Cowboy linebacker DeMarcus Ware definitely believes the QB needs to step up his play to match his new contract.
In an interview on Sirus XFM, Ware was asked about the size of Romo’s contract, to which he gave a very strong answer to.
“I feel like everybody is deserving to whatever is given to him, but at the end of the day, to me it’s put up or shut up,” Ware remarked.
“I’m just being straight-up honest with you. Get out there and be productive, and that’s with any player.”
As a leader of the team, Ware has clearly sent out a statement to Romo to play at a higher level, something he has struggled to do in the past.
Known as a Quarterback that struggles to perform in the clutch, and never won a playoff game in his career, Romo has a lot of critics that question his credentials for such a large contract.
This is a key season for the 32-year old, as there will no doubt be even more pressure to perform at an elite level to match the elite-type contract he has received.