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Quarterback Sneak: Romo Says He Would've Sacrificed Salary To Keep Murray

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on during a NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

    Last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tony Romo told the story of ribbing owner Jerry Jones about dying soon.

    And this week on the radio, he spun the yarn about him giving up money to keep DeMarco Murray.

    “DeMarco ended up asking me, ‘Why don't you take a pay cut?” Romo said Tuesday in an interview with KRLD-FM. “I was like, ‘I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this’' I was like, ‘They're going to restructure me and the whole thing,’ that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes. He was like, ‘OK, now we're back to being friends.’ ‘You're really worried about me? I would take $5 million less if it meant getting you back’. He knew that.”

    It sure sounded like he was serious. But if so, why didn’t the quarterback go to Cowboys’ management with the offer?

    With Romo lopping $5 million off his $17 million base, it could’ve gone toward bumping the team’s offer to Murray up into the range of the Eagles. Not there. But close. Philly signed the running back to a deal worth $8 million a year while the Cowboys balked at paying more than $6 million per season.

    I still don’t think Murray is worth that kind of money. But apparently his former quarterback believes he is.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.