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Why now is the perfect time for a Tony Romo extension | The DC Times

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Why now is the perfect time for a Tony Romo extension

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Look, Tony Romo is going to get a contract extension from the Cowboys. The best time to present an offer is when Romo’s perceived worth is at its lowest.

Coming off of a four-interception game, Romo’s perceived value is lower than perhaps any other time in his illustrious career. He’s thrown 1.86 interceptions per game in 2012—by far his highest rate ever. Romo’s completion percentage is the lowest it’s been in three seasons and, perhaps more alarming, his 7.33 YPA has never been worse. The same goes for Romo’s passer rating; at 78.8, it’s over 12 points lower than his previous career-worst.

And I’m making the argument that the Cowboys should sign Romo? You bet. From a pure economic standpoint, the goal of NFL teams is to sign players for a price below their worth. Much like stock traders on Wall Street, the best organizations “buy low” when the actual value of a commodity exceeds its perceived worth. The best time to jump onboard is generally when everyone else has already abandoned ship.

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