One more tidbit from Jerry Jones’ conversation with reporters at the Senior Bowl this week:
He said executive vice president Stephen Jones maneuvered the Cowboys into a good position on the salary cap for the offseason this year.
“I give Stephen a lot of credit for taking a year we thought would be Armageddon for us, and we were able to do some things last year with the cap that puts us and gives us some viability,” Jones said. “Stephen and a lot of the crew he works with regarding the caps, regarding the contracts, all of that has given us a chance to have some room to improve this team this year.
“And we will use it.”
Jones does not want to waste any of Romo’s remaining years. Jones believes Romo gives the Cowboys a chance to be a Super Bowl team every year.
But for now, the Cowboys should worry about winning the NFC East. They were third last year, despite leading it with five games to go.
“It’s very important we’re highly competitive this year,” he said. “Of course, we see how well the Giants are playing. We saw and do understand how well Philadelphia can play. And Washington probably, without fail, will improve a couple of areas – quarterback – that they did, in my mind, did a good job with. So our division is a lot more competitive, as I see it, than it’s given credit for.”
-- Carlos Mendez