Romo Cashes in on $67M Deal With Cowboys

Romo Cashes in on $67M Deal With Cowboys

There are 25 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 29, 2007, titled Romo Cashes in on $67M Deal With Cowboys. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Tony Romo didn't have to wait until the offseason to get his big payday from the Dallas Cowboys after all.

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Andy

Okeechobee, FL

#1 Oct 29, 2007
Romo's career trajectory is surprising to say the least. Who would have thought an undrafted QB from a small time colllege program could make it this big. Romo isn't the only unheralded QB having success this season. In the AFC, we have two former 6th round picks currently leading in total yards passed: Tom Brady and Derek Anderson.

Having a first round pedigree doesn't necessarily guarantee a great career: some recent disappointments include Joey Harrington, David Carr, and Ryan Leaf. Of course, the odds that you'll draft a great in the 1st round are much higher than if you would draft one in the 5th-7th rounds. However, QB's drafted in the 2nd day usually have to work much harder to get their shot, while those picked in the 1st round start in day 1. That usually puts too much pressure on a young QB to lead, as was the case with Harrington. In short a 1st round pedigree doesn't guarantee success in the NFL. Yes, many great players are 1st day picks, but a good plurality of lower round picks, usually from unheralded college programs also turn out well, as was the case with Romo. Perhaps having to work a lot harder makes some more disciplined in the long haul.
socalfinfan

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Oct 30, 2007
Jones ,OVERPAID Romo will prove in the playoffs that he's worth so mush less ,infact alot less,the boys just mortgage away the next few years in hope they've found the next B.Farve,,,TO BAD. SEE YOU AT THE BOTTOM.
Cowboysfansince7 5

Stafford, TX

#3 Oct 30, 2007
socalfinfan wrote:
Jones ,OVERPAID Romo will prove in the playoffs that he's worth so mush less ,infact alot less,the boys just mortgage away the next few years in hope they've found the next B.Farve,,,TO BAD. SEE YOU AT THE BOTTOM.
You do not pay much attention, do you? What evidence have you seen thus far which would lead you to that conclusion? In the 17 games he has started, Romo is 12-5. He leads the NFC in passing yards, TD passes, total TD's, and yards per attempt. In the span of the 17 games he has started, only Brady has had better numbers (and not until this season's stats were added). He finished last season with a QB rating of 95.1. He has a rating of 95.6 so far this season. The Cowboys are 2nd in the NFL only to the Patriots in scoring. He exudes confidence and his teammates are willing to follow him. Even in the game in which he threw 5 int's he still managed to get it together for two quick scoring drives to win in the end. In the playoff game last year where he bobbled the snap, his QB numbers were good, and part of the reason they were in position to kick a go-ahead field goal in the first place. You are speaking without justification, I am afraid. He deserves his contract, and will continue to prove it over the next few years.
marko

Bedford, TX

#4 Oct 30, 2007
he was way to over payed...the cowboys will pay dearly for not looking for a pocket stud with a stronger arm and size...watch
marko

Bedford, TX

#5 Oct 30, 2007
romo's is not brett farve,never will be..he stinks...you need a farve,brady,or manning to win a super bowl.....scramblers don't win them..
Hmm

San Antonio, TX

#6 Oct 30, 2007
Cowboysfansince75 wrote:
<quoted text>. He deserves his contract, and will continue to prove it over the next few years.
It's all business.

He deserves the big contract, not because he's a good sportman, but because he is a good ENTERTAINER!

Sure, a scrambler will be a winner because he entertains people with the excitement from scrambling. Keep an eye on them: Romo, Vince Young,.... It's a new fad.
PhilJ

Clements, CA

#7 Oct 31, 2007
marko wrote:
romo's is not brett farve,never will be..he stinks...you need a farve,brady,or manning to win a super bowl.....scramblers don't win them..
Comments like this just amaze me. Total lack of knowledge. Farve is a great QB, but Romo's numbers right now match Farve's best years. If Romo has staying power, 10 years from now people will be using his name to judge some new QB.

Truth is, Tony Romo is very, very good and has already shown it. It's why he was given the contract. Time will tell if he has the staying power, but that is true of every player.

Comments like this are just so ridiculous and show a total lack of understanding that one wonders if the one making the comment really thinks that or is just someone who likes to stir it up.

In the future, may I suggest that you say something intelligent or be quiet?
PhilJ

Clements, CA

#8 Oct 31, 2007
marko wrote:
romo's is not brett farve,never will be..he stinks...you need a farve,brady,or manning to win a super bowl.....scramblers don't win them..
And scramblers don't win? Really? Some of us Cowboy fans remember a man name Staubach. Naw, he never won. Scramblers do win - providing they know when to scramble and when not to. And Romo has already shown he knows this. Do you even watch him play? Obviously not.
Cowboysfansince7 5

Stafford, TX

#9 Oct 31, 2007
marko wrote:
romo's is not brett farve,never will be..he stinks...you need a farve,brady,or manning to win a super bowl.....scramblers don't win them..
He is not a scrambler. He just has good mobility. Once again, only Brady has performed better than Romo over the last 17 games. he has just as many TD passes and more yards than Peyton Manning over that stretch. He is still young, and will do nothing but get better. You say he stinks? Do your homework.
Bledsoe all day

Stoughton, MA

#10 Nov 2, 2007
Excuse me, but what has Romo accomplished? He failed miserably down the stretch last year. His defense is carrying him this year. He is not Manning nor Brady and not even Bledsoe (at this point in Bledsoes career, he was throwing to Timpson and Crittendon- remember those hall of fame recievers?) The only Packer he should be compared to is the Magic man- remember him? The guy Favre followed. He is all show. Do your homework.

Since: Oct 07

Clements, CA

#11 Nov 2, 2007
Bledsoe all day wrote:
Excuse me, but what has Romo accomplished? He failed miserably down the stretch last year. His defense is carrying him this year. He is not Manning nor Brady and not even Bledsoe (at this point in Bledsoes career, he was throwing to Timpson and Crittendon- remember those hall of fame recievers?) The only Packer he should be compared to is the Magic man- remember him? The guy Favre followed. He is all show. Do your homework.
It's a little hard to understand why you have so much animosity toward Tony Romo. You asked others to do their homework, but, if you'd done your homework, you would have found that although Bledsoe had a very good career, and passed for a lot of yards, he never equaled Tony Romo. He did not ever have 17 games in consecutive order with Romo's numbers. He never equaled his QB rating. His TD to Interception ratio was higher than Tony's (and this is Tony's weakest statistic). Tony Romo is anything except all show. You may like him or not, but if you think that, then you cannot read statistical data nor understand what is happening on a football field.
Cowboysfansince7 5

Stafford, TX

#12 Nov 3, 2007
Bledsoe all day wrote:
Excuse me, but what has Romo accomplished? He failed miserably down the stretch last year. His defense is carrying him this year. He is not Manning nor Brady and not even Bledsoe (at this point in Bledsoes career, he was throwing to Timpson and Crittendon- remember those hall of fame recievers?) The only Packer he should be compared to is the Magic man- remember him? The guy Favre followed. He is all show. Do your homework.
Ridiculous. He did not fail miserably down the stretch last year, the defense did. His worst mistake was on a hold, not in the pocket or on a bootleg. What has he accomplished? A QB rating above Manning's and second only to Tom Brady's in the span of 17 games he has started. In that time, he has more passing yards and the same number of TD passes as 10 year vet Peyton Manning. He has a career passer rating of 95.6! That is better than Bledsoe's best single season! Drew is retired, get over it.
Cowboysfansince7 5

Stafford, TX

#13 Nov 5, 2007
Romo cashed in on the big contract, and now the Cowboys are cashing in on Romo.
Bledsoe all day

Stoughton, MA

#14 Nov 5, 2007
The quaterback rating is not indicative of success- everyone knows that. In this day where statistics means everything, the quaterback rating was established. But it does not work- for example- if a quaterback on average goes 1 for 3 for 10 yards, his rating is much worse then a quaterback who on average goes 2/3 for 9 yards- even though the former is a first down and the latter has to punt! Its a flawed system. So quit the #'s. Elways quaterback rating for his career didnt even make it to the 80's. And Romo is no Elway. How about Fouts? He never had a rating in the 90's. The quaterback rating rewards the dump and west coast offense. Romo is no Fouts. Romo is no Elway.
PhilJ

Clements, CA

#15 Nov 5, 2007
Bledsoe all day wrote:
The quaterback rating is not indicative of success- everyone knows that. In this day where statistics means everything, the quaterback rating was established. But it does not work- for example- if a quaterback on average goes 1 for 3 for 10 yards, his rating is much worse then a quaterback who on average goes 2/3 for 9 yards- even though the former is a first down and the latter has to punt! Its a flawed system. So quit the #'s. Elways quaterback rating for his career didnt even make it to the 80's. And Romo is no Elway. How about Fouts? He never had a rating in the 90's. The quaterback rating rewards the dump and west coast offense. Romo is no Fouts. Romo is no Elway.
It's the only measurement we have other than wins and losses. So it is relevant. Only a sore sport would say otherwise.
Cowboysfansince7 5

Stafford, TX

#16 Nov 6, 2007
Bledsoe all day wrote:
The quaterback rating is not indicative of success- everyone knows that. In this day where statistics means everything, the quaterback rating was established. But it does not work- for example- if a quaterback on average goes 1 for 3 for 10 yards, his rating is much worse then a quaterback who on average goes 2/3 for 9 yards- even though the former is a first down and the latter has to punt! Its a flawed system. So quit the #'s. Elways quaterback rating for his career didnt even make it to the 80's. And Romo is no Elway. How about Fouts? He never had a rating in the 90's. The quaterback rating rewards the dump and west coast offense. Romo is no Fouts. Romo is no Elway.
Romo doesn't dink and dunk, nor does he operate the West Coast offense, so those distortions are not there. What he does operate, is the number 2 offense in the league that averages 34 points a game! You are bitter over Drew, I get it. What's with you big Bledsoe fans? Get over it. He was a solid QB, but his day was over. He doesn't even want to play anymore (offered Jacksonville job). Romo is for real. He makes plays every week. He leads the offense. He makes something out of nothing. He is the league's best passer outside of the pocket. Over the stretch of time in which he has been a starter, only Tom Brady (not Manning) has performed better. Ironically, both of them took Bledsoe's job. I wonder if that is where your obvious disdain comes from. Hmmm...
mari

Corpus Christi, TX

#17 Nov 6, 2007
Don't be hating on Romo. Every body knows he's the best quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
Bledsoe all day

Stoughton, MA

#18 Nov 6, 2007
I am not hating on Romo. I think he is a good young quaterback. But all he has done is show us that he is good early in the season (this year and last) and really fell apart the last five games last year.
Cowboyfansince75

Stafford, TX

#19 Nov 7, 2007
Bledsoe all day wrote:
I am not hating on Romo. I think he is a good young quaterback. But all he has done is show us that he is good early in the season (this year and last) and really fell apart the last five games last year.
I disagree that he "fell apart" in the last 5 games last year. The defense was exploited during that stretch and gave up a ton of points. All QB's look less successful when they are consistently playing catch up ball. He even played well (as a QB) in the playoff game-well enough for them to win and go on to Chicago (where they may very well have beaten the Bears). If not for a freak occurence during the snap on the go-ahead fg, we would have seen that game. Whatever "it" is, Romo has it, and got exactly what the market says he should get.
Bledsoe all day

Stoughton, MA

#20 Nov 8, 2007
Cowboyfansince75 wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree that he "fell apart" in the last 5 games last year. The defense was exploited during that stretch and gave up a ton of points. All QB's look less successful when they are consistently playing catch up ball. He even played well (as a QB) in the playoff game-well enough for them to win and go on to Chicago (where they may very well have beaten the Bears). If not for a freak occurence during the snap on the go-ahead fg, we would have seen that game. Whatever "it" is, Romo has it, and got exactly what the market says he should get.
Romo played scared against the Seahawks during that playoff game. They had cornerbacks off the street and he couldnt do anything.

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