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Report: Deal done, Romo gets more guaranteed money than Flacco

Tony Romo, Jerry Jones

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2011, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) and team owner Jerry Jones, right, talk before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, in Arlington, Texas. Immediately after Dallas’ last game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, owner Jerry Jones said it’d be ashamed for the Cowboys not to make the playoffs the way Tony Romo is playing. The quarterback still won’t have a winning December, but he has thrown eight touchdowns with no interceptions this month for the NFC-East leading Cowboys. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)


The Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo have a deal, and it’s reportedly a deal that will guarantee Romo even more money than Joe Flacco just received in his blockbuster contract with the Ravens.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cowboys and Romo reached an agreement on a six-year extension that contains even more guaranteed money than the six-year, $120.6 million contract that Joe Flacco got from the Ravens.

As is always the case, the contract details will come out in time. But the initial indication is that Jerry Jones backed up the Brink’s truck to pay Romo. Schefter says the total value of the deal is a six-year contract worth $108 million.

The Cowboys have been trying for weeks to get a new deal done with Romo, who would have counted $16.8 million against this year’s salary cap if he didn’t have a new contract. The new deal will reduce Romo’s cap number for 2013.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has long said he believes Romo can lead his team to a Super Bowl, and that he wants Romo to remain a Cowboy for the rest of his career. It appears that will happen: Romo and the Cowboys are tied together for years to come.