As the Dallas Cowboys deliberate what to do with Tony Romo over the next few weeks — or perhaps a little longer — they might be thinking about J. Wellington Wimpy.
No, he¡¯s not one of those pass-rushers Jerry Jones so craves. He¡¯s not some ultra-slick draft prospect nobody knows about.
He¡¯s Popeye¡¯s buddy. Yeah, that Popeye.
He¡¯s most famous for saying, ¡°I¡¯d gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.¡±
Limited Youth Paul Hornung Jersey In Romo parlance, the Cowboys are wondering if it is better to take $5.1 million today or $14 million tomorrow.
Or something like that. Still, App State finished with a 31-28 Camellia Bowl win over a strong Toledo, reaching 10 wins for the second straight year.
Per S&P+, the Mountaineers hit at least the 70th percentile seven times, and their defense hit at least the 68th percentile nine times. This was a balanced, pragmatic, and dangerous-as-hell team, the Kansas State of the mid-major ranks.
Last week, ESPN¡¯s Ed Werder was told by a source that Romo is expecting to be released, not traded, and he believes he can start another two to three years.
A trade is not impossible, but Romo¡¯s contract complicates matters. Romo is set to make $14 million in 2017. He is scheduled to make $19.5 million in 2018 and $20.5 million in 2019. Would a team want to take on that kind of salary in 2017 knowing he has played in parts of five games the past two seasons?
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Therein lies the rub on a trade and why a release is easier and potentially cleaner for the Cowboys.
Romo is carrying a $24.7 million salary-cap figure in 2017.