Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has informed quarterback Tony Romo that the team is ready to begin negotiations towards a long-term contract extension. Talks are believed to be moving forward after Romo and team executives engaged in some preliminary dialogue about his contract.
The Cowboys have openly agreed to work on a new contract with Tony Romo because the salary-cap charge will double this season from $8 million to $16 million. In the meantime, the quarterback’s contract will expire at the end of the 2013 NFL season.
Romo is now 32-years-old, which means a long-term extension could be the last contract he signs with an NFL team. Yet despite the seeming urgency to form an extension on the behalf of management, Romo appears content proving his worth of the field.
Before regular season play began, Romo voiced his confidence for his teams current lineup. The Dallas Cowboys are off to a 1-0 start, and, if they can finally prove to be a playoff contender under Tony Romo’s leadership he could have the leverage needed to sign a lucrative deal.
When asked if he had given any thought to his upcoming contract negotiations, Tony Romo told press members on Friday:
“I haven’t even thought about it.”
While Tony Romo may not be at the same caliber of play experienced by Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and other quarterbacks who have recently signed new contracts, his contract will most certainly be worth tens of millions in additional salary.
Do you think Tony Romo is the right long-term decision for the Dallas Cowboys?