Tony Romo agrees to extension with Cowboys

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Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys agreed on a six-year contract extension worth $108 million, with about half of it guaranteed.

The agreement was reported on the team’s Web site Friday. The deal will lower Romo’s salary cap number of $16.8 million for 2013, giving the team more room to sign free agents and draft picks.

Romo, who turns 33 next month and was entering the final year of his contract, gets $55 million guaranteed and could be with Dallas through 2019.

Super Bowl winner Joe Flacco got $52 million guaranteed in the six-year, $120.6 million contract he signed with Baltimore earlier this month.

Romo is the franchise leader in touchdown passes but has just one playoff win in six full seasons as the starter.

BEARS: Former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson agreed to a one-year contract.

General manager Phil Emery says Slauson’s size and strength will make him a challenger for a starting guard position. Slauson, 6-5, 315-pounds, started 48 of 51 games with the Jets.

• The team agreed to terms on a one-year contract with backup quarterback Josh McCown.

COURTS: Pro Football Hall of Famer Lem Barney has filed a lawsuit against a Detroit health system, alleging he was fired because of his age.

The former Lions great is suing the Detroit Medical Center for $290,000.

The lawsuit argues the DMC violated the Family and Medical Leave Act when Barney was fired in February just weeks after returning to work after back surgery.

Barney also says he ran afoul of a supervisor by signing too many autographs for fans.

The 67-year-old filed the suit Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Detroit Medical Center officials declined comment.

Barney was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992. He was a defensive back with the Lions in the 1960s and ‘70s.


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