Friday, March 29, 2013
What they're saying about Tony Romo
By Calvin Watkins
With Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo signing a $108 million contract extension on Friday, many have commented on the deal.
Here's some comments:
Tony Romo: "I am excited about the year ahead and some of the changes that we have made to allow us to be a better team going forward. This is an organization that always gives us a chance to win, and that is always the main focus here. We haven't had the type of success that we have all wanted the last few years, but I do know that we are on the verge of doing that. I have been around good teams and bad teams and our team is about to take that next step with a lot of things that are taking shape around Valley Ranch."
Ramiro Romo, Romo's father: "Thank you Jerry and Stephen for believing in Tony. I pray that a Super Bowl will be the ultimate payback for all of the Jones' hard work."
Jerry Jones: "Tony is uniquely qualified to lead this team at the quarterback position for the next several years. He has an abundance of experience and familiarity with our offensive philosophy, our head coach and the personnel around him. He is moving into a period of time where he can maximize all of his natural skills while continuing to build upon the talents that he has developed since entering the NFL. He has a proven-veteran-quarterback grasp of the intellectual side of the game. He knows how to run an offense and run a team. He knows how to win games and has done it in a lot of different settings and under a lot of difficult circumstances."
Donovan McNabb on Twitter: "Tony Romo 6 yr 55 million dollar extension. Wow really, with one playoff win. You got to be kidding me."
Stephen Jones to USA Today: "Any time you're dealing with your quarterback, or another key player like that, it takes time," Jones said. "It's not a thing where you sit in a meeting for a couple of hours and get it done. You have to work through some things. It was just a matter of finding comfort for both sides and getting a fair deal."