NFL: Tony Romo signs six-year contract extension with Dallas Cowboys

Last Updated: 30/03/13 12:52pm

  • Share:
Tony Romo: Committed to the Cowboys until 2019

Tony Romo: Committed to the Cowboys until 2019

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Tony Romo will become the highest-paid player in Dallas history after signing a six-year extension to his contract.

The quarterback has agreed terms on a new deal worth $108m, with $55m guaranteed and a $25m signing bonus.

The new contract commits him to the Cowboys until the 2019 season, when he will be 39, and the guarantee tops the $52m handed to Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco as part of his six-year, $120.6m extension.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones dismissed criticism of the figures involved for a 32-year-old, and he said: "We are very confident in this investment and commitment."

Romo added: "Our goal is the Super Bowl, and I am determined and honoured to be the guy in this position to help our team do that."

Romo was due to earn $16m against the salary cap next season, but the new deal reduces that figure to $11.8m and allows Dallas to make key new signings.

The Cowboys were determined to tie him to a new deal during the off-season or risk him being becoming a free agent at the end of the 2013 league year.

  • Share:

Most Popular

Features

2015 NFL Draft ratings - NFC

2015 NFL Draft ratings - NFC

Now that the NFL Draft is over, our US sports blogger Alex Ferguson looks at how NFC teams drafted...

2015 NFL Draft ratings - AFC

2015 NFL Draft ratings - AFC

Now that all the fuss has died down, Alex Ferguson grades all the AFC teams’ drafts from the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago.

Inside The Huddle

Inside The Huddle

Neil Reynolds and Jeff Reinebold discuss the latest news from the NFL in a weekly podcast.