Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboy’s starting quarterback is taking a big step toward showing what he really wants. What Romo really wants is a chance at winning a Superbowl. When a player restructures a contract it is usually to facilitate the team in making a splash with the extra flexibility.
Tony Romo was at a radio station interview on Tuesday and he stated that he was going to restructure his and was also willing to take a pay cut o re-sign DeMarco Murray. DeMarco Murray eventfully signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.
“DeMarco ended up asking me, ‘Why don’t you take a pay cut?’ I said, ‘I will. I would take a pay cut to go do this,'” Romo said. “I was like, ‘They’re going to restructure me.’ That’s the same thing in some ways, just for the salary cap purposes. He was like, ‘OK, now we’re back to being friends again.’ I would take $5 million less if it meant getting him back.
“He knew that. It was just funny how he was literally worried about that part of it for a week. I’m like, ‘That’s not the reason.’ I’m like, ‘Obviously I’ll restructure. I would even take a pay cut.’ He was like, ‘OK, we can be friends again.’ It’s amazing what you think about in those moments.”
Now that DeMarco is lost the Cowboys have another interesting running back that can fill DeMarco Murray’s shoes and then some. Tony Romo’s restructuring of his contract opens up enough cap space for a potential run at the superstar running back for the Minnesota Vikings, one Mr. Adrian Peterson. Adrian Peterson is slated to make $12.75 million in base salary or 2015, per ProFootballTalk.com.
Adrian Peterson has told his inner circle that the Dallas Cowboys are one of the teams he would love to play for. This move can be a precursor to what might eventually be a trade between the Cowboys and the Vikings. The rumors have gone so far as to Adrian Peterson’s father stating in late February that he’s heard rumors of Peterson potentially be traded to the Cowboys, Cardinals or Colts.
Needless to say if the Cowboys do land Peterson they can be placed as favorites to win the Division and a strong contender to win the Superbowl. As it stands pay per head agents have set the Cowboys at 16/1. That will obviously change if Peterson changes address, for now he’s stuck in Minny.