My Romo Solution

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Nightman, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    Who we kidding? Romo will not renegotiate his contract to lose money, why would he? If he doesn't start, I cannot see us paying his 20+ million cap hit next year, likely be cut
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  2. Reality

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    This thread is about Romo and the cap after this season, not Dak-vs-Romo. There are plenty of the debate threads over in the Quarterback Zone for you to post your opinions on that topic.
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  3. willia451

    willia451 Well-Known Member

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    I think Tony Romo would be willing to do whatever is needed for the Dallas Cowboys franchise. As long as they don't try to outright screw him over.

    He's proven that time and time again.

    So I'm not worried. They'll work it all out somehow.
  4. Blake

    Blake Well-Known Member

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    Paying a backup qb $20m a year is not a sound investment strategy for the team's future, so yes, it does in fact make perfect sense.
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  5. haleyrules

    haleyrules Benched

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    Tony gets released June 1st. Assuming, and its a big assumption, that Prescott is the franchise QB he looks like presently. There is a lot of season left!!
  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Moderator

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    I could see BK's scenario playing out.

    Not unrealistic at all.

    As he's pointed out, Romo will be out of guaranteed money.
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  7. Hawkeye19

    Hawkeye19 Well-Known Member

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    It all comes down to what Romo is able to still do on the field... Which is why it's best for him and the team to find out what his level of play is this season. If he is 2014 Romo and proves he's 100% healthy and can take a beating-- he should compete for the starting job.

    If his production is declining and/or his body continues to break down-- you have to give the reins to Dak and have some tough "come to Jesus" meetings with Tony-- as Bill Parcels would say.
  8. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Outside of the guaranteed money, what makes anyone believe that Romo would consider a backup role (this point makes it unrealistic)? Especially if he ends up playing in the next 2 weeks. There is nothing in his past that would lead me to believe in a scenario of Romo sucking up his competitive juices and pride to become a backup QB, after he has been the starter, face of the franchise for more then a decade. What other star QB has done this?

    You know damn well Romo wants a shot at his job back. He wasn't beat out by a better player, and I'm not saying Dak can't be a better player, but this isn't about dak.
  9. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    No chance at all that he renegotiates and stays?

    There are many aspects of his future viability that we do not know.

    He's been very slow to return to practice. Perhaps he's getting some arthritic problems from his years of contact, possibly associated with a genetic predisposition as well. If this is the case, it will become crystal clear to him that he can no longer expect to complete a full season of work. Age is relative -- just because Brady may play beyond 40, it doesn't mean that others can.

    The entire offense has performed well with their new leader, despite some other injuries. Maybe the simplified straight-forward scheme changes are actually more comfortable for everyone (not just Dak), and Romo's infinite nuanced play tweaking has created some confusion and/or uncertainty.
    Tony's return may actually create a bit of discord.

    Romo has worked with this team for a long time, and he has his own comfort zone. It's possible that a new team and scheme would create challenges and discomfort that he would not be willing to tackle at this point in his career.

    We're all speculating; I'd just propose that we don't have all the facts to make a definitive predictive outcome yet.
  10. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Doc, I am strictly talking about accepting a backup role period. There is nothing in Romo's past that would ever indicate that he would accept it. This dude is a warrior, a competitor. He wants his job back it's obvious.

    Also I will add this is all speculating that Romo is healthy
  11. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    Right -- if he feels great, that bench is gonna be hard.
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  12. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    That is my point in this entire debate here. We are talking about a guy who wouldn't let a punctured lung keep him out of a game. So now we are to assume that he is to just willingly accept a backup role. I don't see it
  13. CowboyStar88

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    Here Doc taken from the ESPN article that WG just posted... Tell me how that sounds like someone who would accept a backup role.

    Tony Romo: "The money was a nonissue for me. I never make certain decisions in life based on money. I probably would not have gone anywhere where there was a young great player in position, just because eventually you want to grow into being that guy."
  14. MichaelWinicki

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    He's what 37? And injury prone.

    And he's been in Dallas a long time.

    No, it's not a guarantee that he would accept a back-up job.

    But I don't find it totally unbelievable that he wouldn't either.
  15. Romotil45

    Romotil45 Well-Known Member

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    Why would Romo want to coach when he can make more money as an analysist and have more time with family ? Not going to happen. Romo might become a GM but I doubt Stephen would want to give up being GM when Jerrys gone. It's been a while since a former starting QB has decided to go into coaching for a reason they make the same or better money as analysist or GM but have more time with family.
  16. CowboyStar88

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    It isn't a forgone conclusion that he would. However with his ties to this franchise I'd say he is more likely to work in the organization. Romo isn't a well liked guy with the fans of this team and other teams why would he be a good analyst and why would a network hire him with the they have painted him over the years?

    It isn't about the money with Romo see above his comment about money that I posted
  17. Romotil45

    Romotil45 Well-Known Member

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    I completely disagree it's true that media outlets bash Romo but they do this for ratings it is well understood throughout the league that Romo may already be a HOF without a Superbowl win. As soon he retires he WILL recieve offers to do commentary be an analyst or be groomed as a GM. Name the last QB of Romos caliber that went into coaching good luck it's been decades why ? They have too many other opportunities to make similar money and have more time with family. The only way Romo stays with the Cowboys in some capacity is if Stephen wants to groom him to become the GM so he can step aside but Stephen wants to prove he's a better GM than Jerry but that won't take much.
  18. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    How does this work? Does Romo pay back 5 million in this scenario? Its hard for me to believe jeri would try to force Romo to give back any money
  19. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    What about 1 million base for 2018 and 2019 ??? Could that be done???
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  20. DFWJC

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    Even guys like Fitzpatrick wouldn't do it last year.

    I do think Romo has an unusual allegiance to Dallas though.
    But I suspect it's not irrationally so. In other words, he still knows it's a business.
    Break every bone, play through every pain known to man for the franchise and team, and still, he understands that he is getting paid a ton and it's a business.
    A good, younger, cheaper solution comes along....he realizes the team will punt him curb. Allegiances out the door.
    That's just how it works.

    Dallas is in a GREAT spot right now. But when decision time comes after this season, it'll be very interesting.
    It's not out of the question that we could see Romo in a Jet, Dolphin, or..gasp, 49er uniform.
    I think he is CERTAIN...completely certain...that he can play at a high level still. If not, I do think he'd hang it up before going elsewhere.
    He loves the Cowboys too much. But maybe they boot him...then all bets are off.
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