Why Tony Romo Is Worth Every Penny

tee polkAnalyst IOctober 30, 2007


Football fans—or better yet, Cowboys fans—listen up:

Jerry Jones finally dipped into his pocketbook and dished out the cash to Tony Romo, signing the QB to a six-year, $67.5 million deal, with $31 million in guaranteed money and an $11.5 million signing bonus.

That surpasses St. Louis Rams' QB Marc Bulger, who signed a six-year, $65 million contract with only $27 million in guaranteed money.

Given the way Bulger has been playing, I bet the Rams wish they could get a refund.

Romo, on the other hand, is having an amazing season. Check out his stats so far: 1,984 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, a 62 percent completion rate, and a 6-1 team record.

What else can you ask for?

This is the news everyone has been waiting to hear. The Cowboys have been through numerous QBs who haven't worked out so well—but they finally got their man in Mr. Romo.

So what if he's often in the tabloids, and reportedly spent his bye week in L.A. with Britney Spears? As long as Romo brings his A game to the field every Sunday, the Cowboys have nothing to worry about.

Had Romo become a free agent in the offseason, a lot of teams would have offered to pay him more than the Cowboys, but his dedication to the franchise shows that he wants to bring back the glory days in Dallas.

With the new contract, Romo is officially "The Man" in Big D—but he has big shoes to fill in the likes of Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.

Romo is the future of America's Team. Dallas fans want to see him succeed. More importantly, they want him to bring the Lombardi Trophy home to Dallas where it belongs.

Romo's success has shown everyone that being a first-round draft pick isn't everything. What really matters is talent—and Romo has displayed plenty of that.

But was he really worth the $67 million?

I think he was, and of course my opinion is the only one that matters...