Posted February 13, 2013

Cowboys want to sign Tony Romo long-term

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The Cowboys are looking to sign Tony Romo to a long-term deal. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Cowboys are looking to sign Tony Romo to a long-term deal. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys still believe that quarterback Tony Romo is a vital piece to the team winning a championship and are making plans to try to sign him to a long-term deal.

But to do that, they must get under the salary cap by March 12, as all NFL teams do. The Cowboys are about $20 million over the cap, which is expected to be around $121 million once the league year starts.

Romo is in the last year of a six-year, $67.4 million contract extension he signed in 2007. He is scheduled to make $11.5 million next season and his salary cap figure is $16.8 million.

“Tony is a key piece of what we’re about going forward,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said to ESPN.com. “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.”

Last season, Romo completed 65 percent of his passes for a career-high 4,903 yards, with 28 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.


26 comments
Doc Holiday
Doc Holiday

Good this will ensure that the boys will not be in playoffs for years to come---Go ELI !!

OldFrog75
OldFrog75

I'm so tired of watching the Cowboys piece together mediocre teams because JJ wants a chance at making it to the playoffs. I'd rather see him gut the team now (including Romo) and suffer through 2 or 3 lousy seasons thereby securing high draft picks and building a team with real potential for success in 2015 or later.  It ain't gonna happen though.  JJ needs to sell tickets and jerseys.

beirutwedding
beirutwedding

Another time, I would have fought for this to happen. Romo has thrown one too many interceptions for me. I was with him. And he had his chance. Three minutes left. Two timeouts. Go win the game. And he throws an interception. They're going to do it for fear of doing anything else and that's frustrating.

JoeyGolden
JoeyGolden like.author.displayName 1 Like

WOW,  are they F-nnnnnn crazy!!! Jerry Jones , has truly lost his mind, its over for Dallas now, for the next 5 years or better. They will be competing for the bottom of the division, instead of the top, so Im sure this will be happy news for the rest of the division. Dallas must want to just struggle year in and out.Looks like its time to find another team, so after 35 years of loyalty, I  say Good bye Dallas!!

Team Dunni
Team Dunni

 @JoeyGolden "Lost his mind"?!?!?!? Did he ever have it? The only thing Jerry has is that Daniel Snyder is even a bigger fool than he is! And this is coming from a Redskins fan! I respect Dallas as an organization (as a whole from watching them for years) but as long as Jerry thinks he's a better GM than anyone else out there, they will wallow in mediocrity! The term "Americas Team" just makes me want to puke but I must admit, the NFL is more exciting when Dallas has a playoff caliber team. Love the NFC East!

JoeyGolden
JoeyGolden

 @Team Dunni

 Your right, it has been not so fun with out both teams doing well, it has lost its luster. Sure Romo is the best option now, but, he wont do the things needed to help him , like strengthen the line, but look were both teams are, stuck with over the cap money!! so now he has to scramble, I know other teams wouldnt like this, but i say trade him, now for picks and use Orten, this season, and worst case they have another bad season and go after Johnny Manziel in the draft, the next season. Just wishfull thinking!! LOL, I have several good friends who are Redskin fans and we have the best fun ripping each other, but havent had much till this year. Both owners are crazy!! that is for sure.

 

JoeyGolden
JoeyGolden

 @Team Dunni

 I really liked Tony, cant not like an undrafted player from a small school who has done what he has, but that might be the reason, he just couldnt hit the home run in big games? but after this long and repeated situations, it has to be time to make a move. I like Manziel, and hope he keeps it going, I just dont know if there is any stock in this years draft to look for, so he makes sense the next season? I still think the Skins should have sat RG3 for the Cowboys game, i think they could have won either way, and for sure pulled him in the playoff game, after they got the lead. To much talent to get hurt long term.

Team Dunni
Team Dunni

 @JoeyGolden  @Team Dunni

 You know...I've never really thought about trading Romo but that does not sound unreasonable. You know what you get from him and I don't think he will ever take the Boys to the Big Dance. Now I'm not totally sold on Johnny Football just yet but he did have an incredible season! Orten would not be a bad fill in until they drafted a good "franchise QB" (which Romo does just not seem to be).

Loki
Loki like.author.displayName 1 Like

as a skins fan, this is good news...

rico
rico

 @Loki that's  good news to 30 other teams too. 

Loki
Loki

Another title for this piece could have been "Cowboys seeks to sign long term limitation"....Why don't they understand that after 7 years of failure, signing Romo to an extension will only lead to more of the same? He isn't "un-talented"....his problem is that he is NOT a leader and that team NEEDS a leader....desperately...TO turned Romo into a clown in the circus and Romo never recovered even after TO left...

GoPSULions
GoPSULions like.author.displayName 1 Like

Romo's been better in the regular season on average over Flacco, but Flacco has shown his worth in the post season.  Can't always blame it all on the QB, as JJ has mismanaged the team so much over the years.  If JJ would just hire a real GM, the Cowboys would be so much better off.

rico
rico like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @GoPSULions Putting Flacco in the same sentence as Romo would be an insult. You should have compared him with Mark Sanchez instead. 

rico
rico

 @GoPSULions Dang, I forgot.  Even Sanchez has won play-off games and been to Conference championship games twice. 

rico
rico

 @GoPSULions  @rico That's business man.  The Ravens have drafted so well and they have enough young and talented players to fill in the void.  Before the 2012 season, Ravens lost some key players I.E Grubbs who considered as a top 5 lineman and yet they still won the Superbowl this year. 

GoPSULions
GoPSULions

 @rico Which is why the Ravens need to make sure they don't overspend on Flacco like the Jets did with Sanchez.

M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

At this point in his career we know what Romo is and isn't. I could live with a yearly production of 4000-5000 yards and 27 plus TDs from the QB position. His judgement under pressure is borderline awful, but a good playcaller can hide that with careful playcalling and a GM can surround him with better OL talent-look towards the Alex Smith career reclaimation project.

 

For everyone who is so eager to cut bait, what's your backup plan? Matt Flynn, Moore, Smith? A draft pick? Asides from Smith who will invariably cost just as much to sign, it's slim pickings for FAs with proven NFL track records or college guys with NFL ready skill sets.

 

I personally think QB is not the problem. It's the owner, president, GM who is also focused on opening Victoria Secret outlets in his stadium. Guys who spend their entire professional lives in only football have trouble with 1 of those positions, let alone 3. JJ, it's time...

WilliamSmith1
WilliamSmith1

the head jacking Jerry got didn't do him any good,,,he still can't evaluate the  talent he has........................players and coaches only,,,why because they can

jweller3
jweller3 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Please go ahead sign him so we won't have to watch Dallas in any post-season games.  His only target, Whitten, is all worn out, trying to make Romo look good.

VesterSkiles
VesterSkiles like.author.displayName 1 Like

Romo has time and time again cost us a win when it counts. Are you stupid or what? Get a quarterback that plays a whole season  winning for his team and not losing for his team. If you resign Romo and don't get a young quarterback to replace the loser then you surely must be stupid!

MikeSholars
MikeSholars like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

If this happens, all hope is lost!

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

What more proof does he need to give them that he's not a championship QB? Time for everyone to move on.