Quarterback close to extension that will help with cap space.
Tony Romo is about to sign a new contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys, which will free up valuable salary cap space for the next two seasons.
Tony Romo is set to earn $16.8m this season under his current contract, which is a huge hit to the current salary cap that the Cowboys must work under, but is likely to be the reason why extension talks are still ongoing.
In some eyes, Tony Romo doesn’t deserve a new contract, especially one as highly paid as the mooted figure above.
The former undrafted free agent is known for his meltdowns in high pressure situations – the fumbled field goal attempt and the interception against Washington Redskins in December are two of many incidents in which Romo has managed to lose games when it was easier to win.
Dallas Cowboys need to move on from Romo, draft a Quarterback in the middle rounds of this year and give him a year to develop for next season.
The 32 year old is too inconsistent and a poor decision maker. Romo might deserve to be a starting QB in the league, but whether he deserves a $16.8m contract with a Cowboys team looking for playoff success is a different story.
If the Cowboys were to let him go and start afresh at the position, it would demonstrate that they are planning for the future.
To offer Romo a huge contract, on the other hand, would reek of short term thinking.