Tony Romo, Cowboys agree to $108 million extension

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Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball for a gain against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cowboys Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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by WFAA Sports

kvue.com

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Tony Romo appears to be a lifelong Cowboy.

ESPN and NFL.com are each reporting that the 32-year-old quarterback has agreed to a six-year extension with the Dallas Cowboys worth $108 million, $55 million of which is guaranteed. 

That makes Romo the highest paid player in team history and, leaguewide, he trails only Tom Brady's $57 million in guaranteed money. 

The contract extension will give the Cowboys more room to maneuver this coming off season. While team officials have not detailed specifics in how the extension will affect the salary cap, the Cowboys were going to have to take a $16 million cap hit. The deal, according to reports, will knock that number down to something significantly less. 

Sources say Romo is on his way to Valley Ranch to sign the contract Friday afternoon.

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