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NFL roundup: Cowboys' Romo agrees to six-year, $108 million extension

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Quarterback Tony Romo agreed to a six-year, $108 million extension with the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Friday.

Combined with the $11.5 million Romo is due in 2013, he is now under contract for the next seven years at a total of $119.5 million.

The extension includes $55 million in guaranteed money, according to multiple reports.

Despite passing for 4,903 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, Romo was intercepted an NFL-high 19 times and the Cowboys fell short of the playoffs. The knock against him continues to be his lack of postseason success -- one postseason victory in eight seasons -- but Romo continues to receive strong support from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who made a long-term extension a priority this offseason.

One of the goals of the extension was to provide some flexibility for the Cowboys, who have very little room under the salary cap. Romo, 33, had been scheduled to count $16.8 million against the 2013 cap.

----The Oakland Raiders reportedly are close to finalizing a trade for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn.

According to NFL.com the Seahawks would acquire a 2013 draft pick and a conditional draft pick in 2014 in exchange for Flynn.

If the Raiders complete the deal for Flynn, they likely will release Carson Palmer, which would trigger interest from Arizona.

---Former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Kwame Harris acknowledged that he is gay in an interview with CNN.

Harris' sexual orientation came to light in January when a report surfaced of an alleged altercation between Harris and a former boyfriend. He wishes he would have been more open about being gay while he was playing in the NFL. He left football after the 2008 season.

---San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree said he briefly lost his vision during the 49ers' final offensive series in the Super Bowl in February.

After Crabtree took a hard hit near the goal line on third down from Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, he told NFL Network on Thursday that he couldn't see temporarily.

---Free-agent tight end Fred Davis signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins, the team announced. Terms of the deal weren't available.

In 2012, Davis also worked under a one-year contract with a base salary of $5.4 million.

---Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu wants the players to have a say in any rules changes made by the NFL.

"There's rule changes every year," Polamalu told ESPN. "I do wish, however, that the NFL did have a voice from the players' side, whether it's our players' union president, or team captains, or our executive committee on the players' side. Because we're the guys that realize the risk, we're the guys on the field."

---Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Kenyon Coleman agreed to sign a contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Coleman's 2012 season was cut short by injuries. He played in seven games and started five, posting 22 tackles.

---The Chicago Beas re-signed quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year contract. McCown, 33, was the team's third-string quarterback last season, behind Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell. McCown did not attempt any passes in 2012.

Also, guard Matt Slauson signed a one-year deal with the Bears. Slauson started 48 of the past 51 games for the New York Jets.
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