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Could this be our future too?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by LittleD, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. LittleD

    LittleD Active Member

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...cons-will-face-franchise-tag-dilemma-in-2014/

    I'm not predicting but the no hurry to extend Romo is seeming eerily similar to Atlanta's predicament. CAA could council Romo that it is in his best interest to play out his contract and force the Boys to franchise him next year. He does not have to sign any contract that doesn't get him over 18mil per season. The boys would be forced to franchise or try and trade him this year on draft day. Tony & CAA holds all the cards now. The franchise tag next year will likely get him between 16 & 18mil. Pretty nice position to be in.... Me thinks...
  2. Dhragon

    Dhragon Deadly Claws of Death

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    I don't ever hear of a player who WANTS to be franchise tagged. While very good money, it's just for ONE year. Players are wanting a multi year deal to get big bucks for more than just one year.
  3. LittleD

    LittleD Active Member

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    Romo will be 34 next year...Who's to say he isn't getting sick & tired of all the negative Dallas media attention along with fan hate. This would be his only chance to force a move to another team (such as Minnesota) that might help him get a SB trophy. Just saying, the raging quiet on his extension status is quite telling...isn't it????

    Oh, maybe Romo at 34 will want to get out of football and take up golf for a living.... Less fan hate there for sure, right?
  4. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    For Romo, unless he really doesn't want to play here, it is not in his best interest to play out his contract because he'll be another year older. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the Cowboys can franchise him practically because of the three phony years at the end of his contract.
  5. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. I can't get over the fact so many of our fans are so quick to want to get rid of Romo. They don't remember how long it took between decent QB's. I posted it before, and I'll post it again. If we get rid of Romo this is what we are looking forward to. Don't just skim at the link. Read it and weep:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/forum/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets#!/topic/1362257961-624-266

    Trade Romo and we'll be asking the same questions.
  6. LittleD

    LittleD Active Member

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    The phoney years aren't phoney if Romo refuses to extend. The boys will be forced then to consider trading him for what they can get. Maybe that's what he really wants... I sense a Brees move coming here with CAA pulling the strings.... If this was holdum poker, Romo holds all the cards....
  7. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Another scenario: Romo refuses to extend this year, forcing the Cowboys to greatly upgrade the offensive line if he might have to be replaced, inasmuch as it is clear only an escape artist like Romo can survive behind a line like the present one; the chance that he might be gone after this year is too great, even if they plan to franchise him next year; the improvement greatly enhances Romo's effectiveness and he delivers a Super Bowl win at the end of this year.

    Everybody wins.

    :)
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The sad irony is that they'll finally fix the line about the time Tony retires or moves on. Then the next guy comes in and has it easy. Unless the Cowboys make some good moves on that front this offseason, it looks likethis really could be the case.
  9. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Why would anybody that is the starting QB for the Dallas Cowboys want to go anywhere else?

    All this crazy speculative nonsense about Romo wanting to get out of here is beyond ridiculous. You guys have been listening to Matt Mosley far too long. This is exactly the same kinda stuff he spews.
  10. Dhragon

    Dhragon Deadly Claws of Death

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    The raging quiet you speak of is just him and/or his agent playing the game is all, trying to get the best deal for Romo. That's all, I bet. Normal actually.
  11. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    lol.. would be a dream come true. I can't fault you for day dreaming.
  12. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He likes it here. His wife is from here. The grandparents (on wife's side) live here.
    The broken bones every year are getting old.

    But, as you said, being the QB of the Dallas Cowboys is an awfully good gig overall.
  13. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The difference between Flacco and Romo:

    When the 2013 season starts:
    Flacco Age 28
    Romo Age 33

    Romo's salary for 2013 is 11.5M.

    If the gets Franchised in 2014, then by 2015 he is 25 years old. Will a 35 or older QB not named Payton Manning get huge contract offers?
  14. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I have said for awhile that I don't see a great reason for Romo not to try and get to FA. It makes the most sense for him.
  15. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Romo has 67.5 million reasons why he could care less about the media attention. He's about to have more, many more.
  16. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    :pray:
  17. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    And we got him cheap the first time around. This time will cost us. He's earned it.
  18. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    If Romo leaves this team because the media or forum posts hurt his feelings, I'd say good riddance.
  19. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Guys, the extension for Romo is going to get done. It is in nobody's best interest to have him play out this season as is.

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