Jerry Jones is confident it will get done. Stephen Jones says it's the Cowboys' top priority.
Yet as the draft approaches, we still haven't heard a word about progress being made on signing quarterback Tony Romo to a contract extension.
The Cowboys need to sign Romo to an extension for salary cap reasons. If he plays out the final season of his contract, he will count 16.8 million against the cap in 2013.
As of now, the Cowboys are reported to be less than 100,000 under the cap. Room will have to be made just to sign the new draft picks.
But if Romo doesn't sign an extension, it might not be the worst thing in the world for the Cowboys.
Sure, some immediate belt-tightening would have to occur to stay under the cap. Anthony Spencer would have to be signed to an extension, and several veterans could be cut on June 1, when the salary cap hit is lessened.
It won't be easy, but paying Romo his full 16.8 million in 2013 could pay off in other ways.
For one thin...