After using Twitter to express shock and disgust with the deal, Donovan McNabb elaborated on the Dallas Cowboys and embattled quarterback Tony Romo agreeing to a six-year contract extension worth $108 million while working as an analyst for the NFL Network on Friday.
“I’m gonna say ‘wow’ again. And the reason I say that is because when you have one playoff win, quarterbacks are measured by wins and losses,” said McNabb, 36, a six-time Pro Bowl selection who remains the Philadelphia Eagles‘ all-time leader in career wins, pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns.
“When you look at what the Cowboys have been able to do in the last couple of years, that’s not win the big game. When you’re going through an 8-8 season and in 2010 when he hurts his shoulder, takes him out for the season, only plays six games, they’re 1-5 at that particular time, is there a reason why (they’re) trying to pay him $108 million? Yes, (they’re) trying to open up salary cap space and give more opportunity for more guys to come in. But at 32 years old, (they) could’ve done a three-year deal, given him a great amount of money, given him an opportunity to re-up maybe in a year or two, and bring some more guys in to help fit the bill of what (they’re) trying to do. Giving him $108 million with only one playoff win? There’s a lot of questions I have.”
“At 32 years old,” Romo, who Dallas nabbed in 2003 as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois University, could still be a Cowboy at the advanced age of 39.
The 6-foot-2, 230 pound Romo has thrown 177 scores, against 91 interceptions, for 25,737 yards in 121 games as a professional.
Getting picked 19 times and somewhat causing Dallas’ mediocre 8-8 finish in the NFC East, Tony Romo must at least guide the Cowboys to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 this autumn.
“Measured by wins and losses,” the undisputed, and very wealthy, leader of “America’s Team” owes it to Jerry Jones to finally “win the big game.”by