RVING, Texas -- Add Tony Romo to the list of Dallas Cowboys
franchise quarterbacks -- right after Don Meredith, Roger Staubach
and Troy Aikman.
Romo has inched his way toward such elite company by winning 12
of his first 17 starts.
His spot in the Cowboys hierarchy is expected to be secured
today with the signing of a six-year, 67 million dollar contract.
The Associated Press reports 30 million dollars of the deal is
Romo says he feels like he's going to be with the Cowboys the
rest of his career -- "definitely."
Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe at halftime of a Monday night game
against the New York Giants, then made his first start a week
later. That was October 29th of 2006.
One year later, Romo agreed to a contract that makes him the
third-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL -- behind only Peyton
Manning and Carson Palmer.
The 6-1 Cowboys on Sunday will visit Philadelphia.