Tony Romo paid before Dak Prescott; Cowboys always played favorites

Tony Romo, Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tony Romo, Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys have made less progress with Dak Prescott’s contract than most fans had hoped. Even former quarterback Tony Romo got one before him.

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott is still waiting for the front office to decide his fate this offseason, a long term contract or a one-year franchise tag awaits. That has been covered and doesn’t need to be analyzed again for the 100 millionth time. An interesting twist to the situation though is the contract former quarterback Tony Romo received for his broadcasting talent.

CBS gave Romo a contract for $17 million annually, to continue the successful broadcast pairing of him and Jim Nantz. That contract could end up being over the course of 10-years. Giving Romo 170 million dollars for the next decade.

It didn’t sit well with Cowboys fans that the former quarterback is getting paid so much money and the organization has dragged out the Prescott situation so long. The two events are completely unrelated and independent, but it does put into perspective just how embarrassing the front office has handled the contract negotiations.

Allowing for the media to make speculations about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signing with the Cowboys, even though that seems highly unlikely and not really an upgrade at this point in the two quarterbacks careers.

The longer this goes on, the more events making the Cowboys look foolish pop-up. This Romo contract again shows the front office doesn’t have the respect for Prescott, that they did for number nine. Even though Prescott has already matched Romo’s career playoff wins total.

For some reason, Romo could do no wrong in Jerry Jones‘ eyes. Yet Prescott is held to a higher standard in Big D. Prescott isn’t seen as a son of Jerry Jones, like Romo and former head coach Jason Garrett.

If the Cowboys are to find success for the first time in decades there can be no favorites, there has to be transparency throughout the whole entire organization. Prescott has been the player leading America’s Team for four seasons now.

It is time for the front office to treat it that way, ironically the former quarterback got the money before the current quarterback. Another way for the media to show how the Cowboys can be a troubled organization at times with even the simplest of things.

Prescott isn’t going anywhere. He is really good at being the quarterback of America’s Team and deserves to get the long term contract.

Romo is one of the most entertaining broadcasters and got the money he deserves. CBS wants him for the next decade.

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It’s time for the Dallas Cowboys to realize that it’s not a crime to want Dak Prescott for the next decade. Do you think Jerry Jones would think twice if this was Tony Romo awaiting a contract? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.