Dallas Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones told reporters on Tuesday that they’re still focused on getting QB Tony Romo locked up for the coming years.
“Tony is a key piece of what we’re about going forward,” Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “We’re certainly going to be looking at his situation (in) time. We’ve historically (extended contracts) with quarterbacks for the Dallas Cowboys ahead of time. We did it with Troy (Aikman) and we certainly want to look at that with Tony so we can all move forward in terms of how we want to play around our salary cap with our team. Tony is the key piece in terms of how your cap is represented.“
Jones actually makes a great point here. Say what you will about the idea of committing to Romo for the foreseeable future, but if they’ve determined that he’s their best option, then they need to get something worked out sooner rather than later. Dallas could structure his contract so that they have some additional cap space to work with this offseason.