The Cowboys signed quarterback Tony Romo to a shockingly controversial contract extension Friday. The shock is that it is controversial.
The inalienable truth about the NFL is it is always about the franchise quarterback.
If you have one, you overpay him.
If you think you have one or the possibility of one, you pay him.
If you don't have one, you are constantly scrambling.
This most resembles 1:30 a.m. at the bar. Last call is long gone. The lights are about to come on and your friends already left. This is how Buffalo ends up signing Kevin Kolb, a failed bit in both Philly and Phoenix. And this is why Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recommitted to Romo even as many screamed he could do better.
Soon after details of what is now a seven-year, 119.5 million contract for Romo emerged, none other than Donovan McNabb took to Twitter to vent his spleen.
"@donovanjmcnabb: Tony Romo 6 yr 55 million dollar extension. Wow really, with one playoff win. You got to be kidding me"