Tony Romo agrees to 6-year, $108M extension

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) leaves the field after greeting Washington Redskins...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) leaves the field after greeting Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (R) at the end of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland December 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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Quarterback Tony Romo agreed to a six-year, $108 million extension with the Dallas Cowboys, Friday.

Combined with the $11.5 million Romo is due in 2013, he is now under contract for the next seven years at a total of $119.5 million.

The extension includes $55 million in guaranteed money, according to multiple reports.

Despite passing for 4,903 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, Romo was intercepted an NFL-high 19 times and the Cowboys fell short of the playoffs. The knock against him continues to be his lack of postseason success, but Romo continues to receive strong support from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who made a long-term extension a priority this offseason.

The Cowboys submitted their first proposal last week, and Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones had been negotiating this week with one of Romo’s agents, R.J. Gonser of CAA.

One of the goals of the extension was to provide some flexibility for the Cowboys, who have very little room under the salary cap. Romo, 33, had been scheduled to count $16.8 million against the 2013 cap.


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