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February 23, 2013

Jerry Jones is confident signing Tony Romo to an extension and having him retire a Cowboy

By Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Indianapolis _ Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has not had concrete talks with quarterback Tony Romo and has no timetable on when the sides will agree on an extension.

But Jones is very confident of a deal getting done and sees no scenario that Romo doesn't sign an extension and retire as a member of the Cowboys.

"Yes, that would be the most positive result – to extend him, re-sign him, extend him and then have him retire," Jones said. "That means we’ve had some success. And I would like that to happen."

While Jones hasn't had substantial contract talks, he said he does have a sense of what it would take to get Romo signed to a contract extension.

"We aren't sitting down working details," Jones said. "I  have sense of what is doable. I think it's fair to say the sense doesn't just involve me in the mirror. I'm pretty sure we are going to get something worked out here. Tony has a long history of working to make this thing fit for the team."

Jones doesn't believe a deal with Romo will get done before the start of free agency March 12 and help the Cowboys get under the salary cap. They are currently roughly $20 million in the red. 

He said they will have make adjustments with other players to get under the cap but acknowledged that it was important to get a deal done with Romo so they can clear more room  add other players in free agency and accomplish all of their off-season goals.

Clarence Hill


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Jerry would be an idiot for extending Romo another contract. He would just be avoiding the inevitable. Sooner or later that big cap hit will come due from Romo's contract. Sign him to an extention and trade him. That's the way to go here.

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