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Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys begin contract talks

2/21/2013 7:27:46 AM
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Stephen Jones, the team’s executive vice president, said Wednesday that the franchise would like to give Romo an extension to “reward” someone they consider to be a “great quarterback,” Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

“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,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “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.

“He wants good players around him and we want to put great players around him. And that’s what we intend to do.”

Jones, who noted that no matter how much a team appears to be over the cap they always seem to find a way to get back under, said the Cowboys and Romo have “informally” had discussions on a new contract.

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