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Used to be a Romo fan but I can't hide from the knowledge that he has been one of the constants over the last several, MEDOICRE years.
Can't expect things to change if things don't change.
I don't know how to feel about this.
I don't think Jerry comprehends the root of his problems...
You've got to be kidding me. What the hell has Romo ever done to deserve a contract similar to super bowl winning QB's? Romo puts up good fantasy numbers, but chokes anytime there's a big game to be played. Jerry would have been much better served spending that money on a real offensive line.
6 years too long & $108M too much
You guys overreact too much just because its Jerry.
It's a move that had to be made, that being extending his contract, but on no planet does he deserve top 3 money. I'm not going to completely freak out until I hear more of the contract details but on surface I don't particularly care for it, the dollar amount that is.
I will say that if this in any way prohibits us from extending Dez or Tyrone, Jerry can expect an unmarked package in the mail that makes a slight ticking sound.
Lowers his cap quite a bit this year. Had to be done. Personally I think they're a lot closer than many others do. As ridiculous as it sounds it gives them much more flexibility going forward. They had to pay him.
Its going to be really interesting to see what the cap causes teams to do going forward. It seems like there wasn't as much money in free agency this year as in the past. I agree though. Gotta sign Dez and Tyron and maybe Lee if he can prove he can stay healthy.
It will be very interesting to see what happens with Spencer
There's 4 guys on the team that we need to keep for the foreseeable future:
- Sean Lee
- Bruce Carter
Those 4 are imo cornerstones for the franchise for the next 6-8 year's (contingent on them being healthy obviously). Tyrone is on his way to becoming the franchise LT we havent had since god knows when, and Dez is about to firmly entrench himself as a top 2-3 receiver in the league, and in the realm of the Calvin Johnson's who simply can't be covered one on one. I'm cool getting rid of Demarcus Ware, Jason Witten and anyone else who may prove to be a roadblock to signing them, particularly Dez and Tyrone.
Excellent post as usual.
Lee has to stay healthy for 16 games first. But yes give him money. I still blame The OLine more for Romo than I do Romo. Dumping him still sets you back 2 years and Jerry would never do that.
I think its pretty safe to assume that this will be be last year in Dallas for Austin, Free and Ratliff.
Cowboys are a joke and this is coming from someone who grew up in Dallas in the 60's and used to go to games in the Cotton Bowl. I lived and breathed the Cowboys. They should have cut Romo and let the qb they SHOULD have drafted 3 years ago take over. Romo is a undrafted QB (granted with a great arm) and Jerry keeps hanging on to him because he wants to get credit for discovering him. It's all about Jerry's ego.
I usually don't agree w/you too much and I find our similar upbringings interesting. I agree w/ your assessment here 100%.
Lowering cap this season and adding 55 million in guaranteed money to a 32 year old means you are mortgaging your future. You will have a ton of dead money some day.
Romo is not the problem. You probably wanted Meredith gone too.
This is a virtual lock and will not if cost Dallas dearly. Jerry will never realize he's not a GM and continue our pain as Cowboys fans. I don't want the man dead but I don't know what else it's going to make the bad man stop.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants".
If he lasts 5 yrs, his hit will be 11 million a year. Avg QB by then will be $15-17 million, easy. Salary cap goes up drastically after the new TV deal in 2014. This is not a bad deal.
Is this real life?
Jerry had to do this just like he's done with others the last several years because he's a bad GM who has handcuffed the franchise with bad contracts and bad drafts for the last several years. The problem with this is you're robbing Peter to pay Paul, sure it gives you room now but you'll have dead cap space in the future with all of the restructured contracts pushing cap money forward.
Also, you have the problem of paying so much money up front with big signing bonuses and huge long term contracts that are designed to push cap money forward. Hat that does is give a whole lot of the contract money to players up front, and it's human nature to become lax when you get all the money up front. If your boss gave you 90% of your salary for the next 4 years up front and you keep the money no matter how you perform... Are you really going to go all out? Almost nobody would.
$12 million less than Flacco's deal. But Flacco is 27 and just entering the peak of his career. This isn't a bad deal for Jerry the first two or three years; but he's going to be eating $15 million of cap space yearly for the last two or three years. He just keeps mortgaging the Cowboy's future for so little reason. Its one thing to give the monster contract to the Superbowl champion QB. But who expects the Cowboys to compete for the next two-three years. No offensive line. A complete remake of the defense without any tackles to play a 4-3 and no safeties who can play the Tampa Bay zone II.
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