The Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo came to an agreement Friday on a six-year extension that will make the quarterback the highest payed player in team history, according to Adam Schefter. The deal is worth $108 million, according to sources, and $55 million of that deal is guaranteed, which was more than Joe Flacco's record-breaking deal with the Ravens.
Romo has been both a savior and a pariah for the Cowboys as he has led the team to victory after victory and to the playoffs, but has also built a reputation of choking in big games. Romo signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois in 2003 but didn't break into the starting lineup until 2006. In his seven years as a starter for the Cowboys, Romo has completed 2,097 of 3,240 passes for a total of 25,737 yards, 177 touchdowns and 91 interceptions for a career quarterback rating of 95.6. He has been voted into the Pro Bowl three times.
While Romo's deal isn't quite as big as Flacco's overall (six years, $120.6 million) it's still huge for a quarterback that has only won one of four playoff games and has failed to lead his team to the postseason over the last three years. Romo's deal does contain more guaranteed money than Flacco, who got just $52 million secured in his deal with the Ravens.
While Flacco may be the top paid quarterback right now, the Packers and Aaron Rodgers will both be eyeing this deal as the two sides start hammering out an extension for a player widely considered to be one of the league's best quarterbacks.