As counterparts on teams in the NFC East division, Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo always duked it out against each other on the field.
And ever since the Philadelphia Eagles traded McNabb away three Easters ago, all he’s done is make himself look worse on a couple of other teams – including another NFC East team, the Washington Redskins.
Meanwhile, Romo is still the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, and thanks to a new deal reached late this afternoon, it will remain that way until at least the end of the current decade. Both parties agreed to a six-year extension, at $108 million, with just over half of the money – $55 million – guaranteed.
This definitely ticked off now-NFL Network analyst McNabb, who was so flustered, he messed up the details in his initial tweet, which was retweeted 10,000 times within an hour.
By the way, Romo’s lone playoff win – yeah, it came against the Eagles, with McNabb at quarterback. Yikes.
You know who thinks the Cowboys and Romo should have waited a few more days? NBC Sports Radio. Could you imagine if this deal went down right in the middle of the debut of his new afternoon drive show with Mark Malone, “Under Center”? Instead of dispensing his vitriol at Romo via Twitter, he would have voiced his displeasure on the air on NBCSR, in a sound byte that would have certainly generated some buzz for the new network, if not the neophyte afternoon drive show.
In the meantime, I’m sure McNabb, owner of nine playoff victories with the Eagles in his NFL career, will have something to say about Romo’s extension on tonight’s edition of “NFL Total Access” on NFL Network; he’s been appearing on the program all week.
Or will he save it for his new radio platform on Monday?
And will his new radio show last on NBC Sports Radio as long as that 5-year, $78 million deal McNabb signed with the Redskins, just weeks before he was eventually benched and later cut by the club?
And the show debuts on April Fool’s Day, of all days? You got to be kidding me.
UPDATE: McNabb conveniently was a guest on Erik Kuselias’ final evening show until he inherits morning drive next week. According to No. 5, he thought the Cowboys should have invested more money in the players around Romo, as opposed to Romo himself. Click here to listen.