According to at least one former agent, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will go into the forthcoming contract extension talks with Dallas with all the leverage.
Joel Corry, who now writes for the National Football Post, wrote as much in a post last Friday, citing the case of Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford--who is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), same as Romo--in his argument that the Dallas signal caller should be able to parlay these talks into a nice payday if he chooses.
“CAA did the same thing in 2007 with Condon client Marc Bulger’s six-year, $65.5 million (with $23.55 million guaranteed) contract extension that was signed a couple months before Romo received his six-year, $67.5 million (with $28.5 million guaranteed) contract extension,” Corry writes. “Romo’s new deal should eclipse the four-year, $62 million contract extension Matt Schaub signed with the Houston Texans right before the start of the 2012 regular season unless Romo directs his agent to take a home team discount, so the Cowboys will have a better chance at retaining key free agents, such as Anthony Spencer.”
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