Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said that former teammate DeMarco Murray asked him to take a pay cut so that he could remain in Dallas during an interview with a Dallas radio station Tuesday.
"DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?'" Romo said during the interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "I was like, 'I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this.' I was like, 'They're going to restructure me and the whole thing,' that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends.' 'You're really worried about me? I would take $5 million less if it meant getting you back.' He knew that."
Romo's deal was not restructured and as we all know, Murray ended up signing a new deal with the Eagles that is worth $42 million over the course of five years with $18 million guaranteed.