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- COWBOYS CLOSING IN ON CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR TONY ROMO -
 
The Dallas Cowboys are closing in on a long-term contract extension for quarterback Tony Romo, Jerry Jones said Tuesday. “We are involved in negotiations,” Jones told reporters at …the NFL’s annual meetings, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. “It’s just not the thing to do for him or me to say we ought to have something done by midnight or tomorrow unless it’s that imminent.  You can’t get that answered because you don’t have it all ready to sign. But I’m not concerned that we are looking at a drawn-out thing here. I’m not concerned that is going to in any way hamper any decision we want to make personnel wise over the next few weeks.” Whatever Romo makes, he’ll have plenty of responsibility as the offense’s leader. “Romo, of course, is someone that I expect our staff, our offensive staff, to deploy Romo according to his pay scale,” Jones told reporters. “Stay tuned, but he’s going to have high expectations, I promise you that. He is not going to be paid to be a bus driver.” The Baltimore Ravens helped set the market recently by signing QB Joe Flacco to a six-year, $120.6 million contract. It’s not known how close the Cowboys and Romo will get to that deal. (Photo: Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
- COWBOYS CLOSING IN ON CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR TONY ROMO -
 
The Dallas Cowboys are closing in on a long-term contract extension for quarterback Tony Romo, Jerry Jones said Tuesday.

“We are involved in negotiations,” Jones told reporters at the NFL’s annual meetings, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. “It’s just not the thing to do for him or me to say we ought to have something done by midnight or tomorrow unless it’s that imminent.
You can’t get that answered because you don’t have it all ready to sign. But I’m not concerned that we are looking at a drawn-out thing here. I’m not concerned that is going to in any way hamper any decision we want to make personnel wise over the next few weeks.”

Whatever Romo makes, he’ll have plenty of responsibility as the offense’s leader.

“Romo, of course, is someone that I expect our staff, our offensive staff, to deploy Romo according to his pay scale,” Jones told reporters. “Stay tuned, but he’s going to have high expectations, I promise you that. He is not going to be paid to be a bus driver.”

The Baltimore Ravens helped set the market recently by signing QB Joe Flacco to a six-year, $120.6 million contract. It’s not known how close the Cowboys and Romo will get to that deal. (Photo: Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)