Originally written March 31, 2013 on Football Nation:
When the news broke a few days ago, I was flabbergasted to hear the deal the Dallas Cowboys made with quarterback Tony Romo. The week was a slow one for Romo, but make no mistake on Friday, it finished with a bang that was heard round the league. Dallas Cowboys dropped the bomb on the NFL by extending quarterback Tony Romo to a franchise breaking record contract. Romo and the Cowboys, came to an agreement to a 6 year contract which will pay the quarterback $108 million, $55 million guaranteed. The question then begs, "Does Tony Romo deserve this kind of contract or is there something lurking in the background that we as fans and sports writers don't know"?  While there are many many views from one side to another, the fact is yes, Romo is one of the top quarterback on paper. His numbers rank among the top 5 in the league.Let's see, the Dallas Cowboys haven't had a winning season since 2009, which clearly marked their only playoff appearance in five seasons. He ...
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