JERUSALEM — Tony Romo may get paid a lot, but when he does, he won’t feel too good.
The Dallas Cowboys running back announced Wednesday he’s making $8 million over the next four years, and that’s not just in the contract he signed with the team last month.
That’s the same number of dollars that the NFL Players Association agreed to pay Romo to make last year after he was suspended for two games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
It’s not the only deal that’s coming Romo’s way.
In the last year, the NFLPA negotiated a new deal for Romo that could add $6 million to the deal he signed in March.
That deal includes $3.6 million in signing bonuses.
Romo signed a new two-year deal with the Cowboys worth $60 million in 2021 and $62 million in 2022.
That’s a $30 million boost to his $31 million salary.
The deal also includes $20 million in guarantees.
Roma, who is on pace for a career year this season, has averaged 5.5 yards per carry in his past two seasons and has rushed for more than 3,000 yards in six of the past seven seasons.