Tony Romo | QB | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 3/29/2013 6:50pm et
The Dallas Cowboys and QB Tony Romo agreed to terms on a six-year, $108 million contract Friday, Mar. 29, with $55 million guaranteed. Romo will receive a $25 million signing bonus at part of the deal. The Cowboys created $5 million in salary cap space this offseason because of the extension; Romo's salary cap figure for 2013 is now $11.818 million.
Huddle Up: This has been in the works for some time, and now it's official. For all the hand-wringing and turnovers, Romo is actually a pretty good fantasy quarterback. His deal now allows the Cowboys to squeeze a few more players under their salary cap.
Posted: 3/29/2013 12:22am et
The Dallas Cowboys will not be able to use their franchise tag on QB Tony Romo next offseason if they do not sign him to a contract extension. Romo has three years left on his current contract, but the final two years of the contract would void if he is on the roster by the end of the 2013 league year. The team would not be able to place the tag on him because the end of the league year comes after the deadline to use franchise tags.
Huddle Up: With Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan expected to receive new deals soon, Romo could be next in line with decision time looming for the Cowboys.
Posted: 3/4/2013 12:40pm et
The Dallas Cowboys plan to sign QB Tony Romo, who turns 33 in April, to a contract extension this month that may keep him with the Cowboys for the rest of his career. He has one season left on his contract and counts a team-high $16.8 million against the 2013 salary cap. A long-term extension could cut that cap number in half. The only talk around the team surrounding the quarterback position is working out a new deal with him. The Cowboys are not looking to replace Romo; instead, they plan to build around him and would like to upgrade their offensive line to give him more time in the pocket and an improved running game.
Huddle Up: Just a guess that Dallas fans aren't nearly as happy about Romo being a Cowboys lifer as Patriots fans are about Tom Brady's lifetime deal. Romo has demonstrated more than a few flashes of productivity, sandwiched around crippling gaffes. So there's plenty of upside here, you just need to be willing to accept the mistakes that come along for the ride.
Posted: 2/19/2013 1:43pm et
Although there have been no talks yet between the Dallas Cowboys and QB Tony Romo regarding a contract extension, there is no way owner and general manager Jerry Jones makes Romo uncomfortable by playing out the final year of his deal in 2013.
Huddle Up: While Romo has been just fine as a fantasy QB -- ranking in the top 10 in each of the past 2 seasons -- he has enough reality to worry about (i.e. performing in the clutch and getting the Cowboys to the playoffs) without having to deal with contract-year pressure in the process. Look for something to get done well before the 'Boys report to camp.
Posted: 2/7/2013 12:54pm et
If the Dallas Cowboys gave QB Tony Romo a new deal this offseason, it could save the team a few million dollars on the salary cap for this upcoming season, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com.
Huddle Up: Romo is coming off a typical season: A ranking among the top-10 fantasy QBs (seventh) and no playoff success for the Cowboys. A restructured deal in order to bring in some more help may be Romo's best hope of surviving past the coming season in Big D.
Posted: 12/29/2012 7:34pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has 14 touchdown passes on throws of at least 15 yards downfield this season, tied for the most in the NFL. Romo has 10 touchdown passes on such throws since Week 9. The Washington Redskins, Romo's Week 17 opponent, have allowed 13 touchdown passes on such throws this season, most in the league, and 18 plays of 30-plus yards.
Huddle Up: Moreover, Romo has 5 300-yard passing games in his past 6 outings, including a season-high 441 yards against the Skins on Thanksgiving. With RGIII guiding the opposing offense, this has all the makings of a points-aplenty season-ending shootout.
Posted: 12/17/2012 6:31pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo reached the 4,000-yard passing mark for the fourth time in his career. No Cowboys quarterback, including former QBs Roger Staubach or Troy Aikman, achieved that feat more than once.
Huddle Up: Romo was nothing special in the first half of the season but has been a top 5 fantasy QB over the last half. He is playing some of his best ball right now and is an every week starter heading into week 16.
Posted: 12/6/2012 2:25pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has stepped up his game over the last five weeks, throwing for 1,587 yards with 10 touchdowns and only two interceptions; however, has been sacked 15 times during that span.
Huddle Up: This issue couldn't be any more timely as Romo's protection will be put to a road test Sunday by the Bengals, who lead the league with 39 sacks.
Posted: 11/5/2012 1:09pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has put an end to contract negotiations with the team in order to focus on the rest of the season. The Cowboys still want to lock Romo up long-term.
Huddle Up: Romo's receivers are the ones that could use some focus going forward.
Posted: 11/5/2012 11:33am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo left the stadium early Monday, Nov. 5, walking gingerly to the team bus because of a back strain. Romo, however, said he does not believe the injury to be serious.
Huddle Up: Romo has taken plenty of beatings and almost always bounces back for more, so there's no reason to think a sore back is going to keep him out of the lineup.
Posted: 10/2/2012 12:16am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo was 31-of-43 for 307 yards, one TD and five interceptions Monday night in his team's 34-18 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Romo didn't get a lot of help from his receivers, notably Dez Bryant, who dropped passes and ran wrong routes but a 5-interception night is not good, any way you slice it. Two of the picks were returned by the Bears for touchdowns, and Romo now has only 2 TDs and nine turnovers in the 3 games since his 3-TD, 1- interception night in a season-opening win over the Giants.
Posted: 9/6/2012 3:43pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo threw two of his touchdown passes in Week 1 when he was outside the pocket. Over the past two seasons, Romo has thrown 12 touchdowns when outside the pocket, with half coming against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Those who started Romo on Wed. night got a Texas-sized jump on their fantasy-league competition. Romo's mobility definitely is one of his top assets, and it figures to help keep him ranked among the top-8 fantasy QBs all season, barring injury.
Posted: 9/5/2012 12:43pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo was sacked 21 times over the final seven weeks of the 2011 season. Only San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith (23) was sacked more in that span.
Huddle Up: This does not bode well for the season-opener as the Giants are known for fantastic defensive line play. Romo could be under fire for much of the night if his line is not up to snuff.
Posted: 8/21/2012 11:29pm et
The Dallas Cowboys' offensive line struggled during a training camp practice against the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, Aug. 21, allowing four sacks of QB Kyle Orton and three on QB Tony Romo.
Huddle Up: Not only is the Dallas' receiving corps a mess this preseason, but the offensive line isn't in much better shape as injuries and inexperience have taken their toll. If things don't start clearing up on either front (receivers or the line) over the final 2 weeks of the preseason, don't hesitate to slide Romo out of your top 10- ranked fantasy QBs.
Posted: 6/28/2012 7:08pm et
New York Giants DE Chris Canty said Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is not a clutch player. 'Romo's a tremendous quarterback, statistically he's a top five quarterback, that's undeniable,' Canty said. 'At the end of the day, in the clutch situations, he hasn't performed as well as you would like him to. I think ultimately, that's been the difference between their franchise and the Giants' ability to be successful.' Canty added the Giants believe they can force Romo to make mistakes when the pressure is on. 'Obviously, when you put pressure on any quarterback you can cause mistakes,' Canty said. 'I think Romo has been prone to make mistakes in the clutch situations and his team has not been able to be successful because of it.'
Huddle Up: Look at Canty, giving Dallas bulletin-board material before camp even starts. We love it! He's right though...