Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is heading into the final year of his contract and the franchise is hoping to strike a deal with the signal caller in order to extend his contract to a reported three of four year deal. The Cowboys front office has repeatedly stated this offseason that they want to get a deal done and they reiterated that again on Wednesday.
Speaking to KRLD-FM in Dallas, Stephen Jones said that the team believes that Romo will be the teams starting quarterback for hopefully another four years.
“I think on this particular situation with Tony is we think we have a great quarterback and we want him to be our quarterback here for the next 4-5 years. We’re fortunate that we have a really good quarterback, if not a great one. He deserves to be paid. He’s in the last year of his contract. Our goal is to not let our quarterback run out of contract. We have a good one here and we want to reward him.
“At the same time, when you have a good one and you’re fortunate enough to have a good one then he’s going to take up the biggest part of your cap space, so you have to be partners with one another and you have to do things. No one wants to win more, no one wants to have success more than Tony. He knows in order to do that we have to manage our cap and he plays a big part in that because the percentage of the cap that he takes.”
The Cowboys organization and Romo’s representative will open contract talks while the two sides are in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.
Romo is coming off a career high season, throwing for 4,903 yards.