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    Romo franchise tag

    Romo franchise tag will cost Cowboys $14 Mil?
    Dallas knew the price on quarterback Tony Romo for next year was rising, but now there is an actual number to put to it. The number is close to $4 million -– the difference between the non-exclusive and exclusive franchise tags. The non-exclusive franchise number for quarterbacks in 2008 will be $10.7 million, the salary most have assumed Romo would make. But there is, of course, a catch –- isn't there always? If the Cowboys slap the non-exclusive franchise tag on Romo, it will allow other teams to sign Dallas' quarterback to an offer sheet, potentially include a poison pill, and then be forced to compensate the Cowboys with two first-round picks in return. It's fair to wonder if a quarterback-needy team such as the Chicago Bears or Minnesota Vikings would be willing to surrender two first-round picks for the established Romo when the Cleveland Browns were willing to surrender one for the unproven quarterback Brady Quinn. To avoid that scenario –- and owner Jerry Jones is well aware of this –- the Cowboys are going to have little choice but to use the exclusive franchise tag on Romo. The exclusive franchise tag is the average of the five highest quarterback salary-cap numbers in 2008 -– a number that is expected to exceed $14 million.


    This could be the viks oppertunity to gat a QB

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    Re: Romo franchise tag

    Wouldnt it cost us a first round pick?


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    Re: Romo franchise tag

    "pokeyisme" wrote:
    Romo franchise tag will cost Cowboys $14 Mil?
    Dallas knew the price on quarterback Tony Romo for next year was rising, but now there is an actual number to put to it. The number is close to $4 million -– the difference between the non-exclusive and exclusive franchise tags. The non-exclusive franchise number for quarterbacks in 2008 will be $10.7 million, the salary most have assumed Romo would make. But there is, of course, a catch –- isn't there always? If the Cowboys slap the non-exclusive franchise tag on Romo, it will allow other teams to sign Dallas' quarterback to an offer sheet, potentially include a poison pill, and then be forced to compensate the Cowboys with two first-round picks in return. It's fair to wonder if a quarterback-needy team such as the Chicago Bears or Minnesota Vikings would be willing to surrender two first-round picks for the established Romo when the Cleveland Browns were willing to surrender one for the unproven quarterback Brady Quinn. To avoid that scenario –- and owner Jerry Jones is well aware of this –- the Cowboys are going to have little choice but to use the exclusive franchise tag on Romo. The exclusive franchise tag is the average of the five highest quarterback salary-cap numbers in 2008 -– a number that is expected to exceed $14 million.


    This could be the viks oppertunity to gat a QB
    Nice post thanks for the info.


    That was very interesting.

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    Re: Romo franchise tag

    "pokeyisme" wrote:
    Romo franchise tag will cost Cowboys $14 Mil?
    Dallas knew the price on quarterback Tony Romo for next year was rising, but now there is an actual number to put to it. The number is close to $4 million -– the difference between the non-exclusive and exclusive franchise tags. The non-exclusive franchise number for quarterbacks in 2008 will be $10.7 million, the salary most have assumed Romo would make. But there is, of course, a catch –- isn't there always? If the Cowboys slap the non-exclusive franchise tag on Romo, it will allow other teams to sign Dallas' quarterback to an offer sheet, potentially include a poison pill, and then be forced to compensate the Cowboys with two first-round picks in return. It's fair to wonder if a quarterback-needy team such as the Chicago Bears or Minnesota Vikings would be willing to surrender two first-round picks for the established Romo when the Cleveland Browns were willing to surrender one for the unproven quarterback Brady Quinn. To avoid that scenario –- and owner Jerry Jones is well aware of this –- the Cowboys are going to have little choice but to use the exclusive franchise tag on Romo. The exclusive franchise tag is the average of the five highest quarterback salary-cap numbers in 2008 -– a number that is expected to exceed $14 million.

    This could be the viks oppertunity to gat a QB
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    Posting an article about an NFL player from another team and then smacking some useless speculation on it does not mean said article (not that there is actually a link in your post) belongs in the Vikings Fan Forum.

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    There is no way in hell that Jerry Jones lets his franchise QB walk, no matter the cost.

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    Re: Romo franchise tag

    Romo isn't going anywhere. And it would cost us 2 first round picks
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