cowboys+ Romo signs details
By MATT MOSLEY / DallasNews.com
The Cowboys signed third-year quarterback Tony Romo to a two-year contract Friday.
The contract is worth about $1.9 million over the next two years and Romo will receive a $300,000 signing bonus, according to club sources.
Romo, the Cowboys' only remaining unsigned exclusive rights free agent, is expected to compete with Drew Henson for the backup job behind veteran Drew Bledsoe.
"I appreciate the Cowboys showing this type of commitment," Romo said. "I plan on making this well worth their while."
The two-year contract, which will pay Romo $385,000 this season and about $900,000 in 2006, allows the Cowboys to avoid his restricted free-agent season and continue to evaluate whether he can be a reliable backup.
Romo signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois in 2003. He didn't take a snap at quarterback his first two seasons, but was 24-of-39 for 250 yards and a touchdown during the 2004 preseason. Romo was 12-of-14 for 141 yards and a touchdown in a preseason game against the Chiefs.
He spent part of last season as the backup to Vinny Testaverde, but Henson held that role when the season ended.
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