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Report: Cowboys want to talk extension with Romo

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It was just a few days ago that Jerry Jones said that the Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo weren’t yet at a place where they were ready to talk about a contract extension.

That made sense. Romo’s deal isn’t up until after the 2013 season and all of Jones’ window closing talk this offseason suggested that the team wasn’t quite ready to cast their lot with Romo for the long haul.

Either Jones was fudging when he said that such talks weren’t forthcoming, something’s changed in the team’s thinking in the last few days or a report from Ed Werder of ESPN is incorrect. Werder, who has been covering the Cowboys in one form or another for two decades, reports Friday that the team has approached Romo to let him know that they would like to extend his contract. Per Werder, preliminary talks between the two sides have taken place although it doesn’t sound like we should be clearing our calenders for a press conference announcing a new deal anytime soon.

Romo is playing out a six-year, $67.4 million deal and an extension would likely bring a higher annual value based on the deal Matt Schaub just signed with the Texans. Schaub can make up to $62 million over the four years of the extension he signed last weekend.

Extending Romo would potentially give the Cowboys a chance to draft and groom a successor behind him in the coming years. He’ll be 33 at the start of next season, so it wouldn’t be something the team needs to do straightaway but it would be the most effective way to address the position in both the present and the future.

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  1. Maximus Decimus Meridius says: Sep 14, 2012 10:39 AM

    Oh please do,

    Sincerely,
    The rest of the NFC east

  2. itsmammoth says: Sep 14, 2012 10:55 AM

    If Romo wins a Superbowl, he’ll have one hell of a story.

    Go Cowboys!

  3. bluebongzilla says: Sep 14, 2012 11:05 AM

    Yeah voiceofreason, seven head coaches and three winning seasons in the fourteen years since Snyder bought the team tells that tale.

    Maximus, Romo has a winning record against the rest of the NFCE and just made the defending champ Giants look like an AA team, don’t front.

  4. markdamack says: Sep 14, 2012 11:06 AM

    voiceofreasonsays says:
    Sep 14, 2012 10:47 AM
    This is why the Cowboys are the Cowboys. They embrace mediocre players and hang on to them as long as they can. Here in the Nation’s capitol, the only thing we do is win and dominate. I know in their heart of hearts, Cowboys fans fear RGIII and lament the day we traded to move up in the draft…what did they do? Of course, draft a mediocre CB who wouldn’t start here in DC.
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    When is the last time The Skins beat the Cowboys? Wait until RG3 faces us, you wont be so high up on that horse.

    Romo is far from mediocre, he’s tops in QB rating constantly, he threw more TD’s and less Picks than Eli. He only threw 4 pick over the last 11 games of the season last year.

    Oh, and Claiborne was the DB of the year in college, and practically shut down Hakeem Nicks.

  5. heathater4lifeson says: Sep 14, 2012 11:08 AM

    Crazy what one decent Monday night football performance can do for you.

  6. orakpownd says: Sep 14, 2012 11:12 AM

    Voice your making us look bad.

    Anyway… Romo’s numbers are pretty deserving of a contract, people pick on his ” clutchness”. Which may be deserved. But alot of teams would be A OK with Mr. Romo under center. As a Skins fan I know I wish we had him for the past decade……not this year however.. :)

  7. blacknole08 says: Sep 14, 2012 11:14 AM

    bluebongzilla says: Sep 14, 2012 11:05 AM

    Yeah voiceofreason, seven head coaches and three winning seasons in the fourteen years since Snyder bought the team tells that tale.

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    Since the 95 season, the year the Cowboys won their last SB and prior to them snapping the streak in 2009, The Redskins have won more playoff games (2) in that span than the Cowboys (1).

    Not a fan of either team but you can’t deny this.

  8. markdamack says: Sep 14, 2012 11:19 AM

    heathater4lifeson says:
    Sep 14, 2012 11:08 AM
    Crazy what one decent Monday night football performance can do for you.

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    That must be the only Cowboys game you’ve watched.

  9. markdamack says: Sep 14, 2012 11:22 AM

    blacknole08 says:
    Sep 14, 2012 11:14 AM
    bluebongzilla says: Sep 14, 2012 11:05 AM

    Yeah voiceofreason, seven head coaches and three winning seasons in the fourteen years since Snyder bought the team tells that tale.

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    Since the 95 season, the year the Cowboys won their last SB and prior to them snapping the streak in 2009, The Redskins have won more playoff games (2) in that span than the Cowboys (1).

    Not a fan of either team but you can’t deny this.

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    Well if we are going back to 95…lets go back to 91…..

    How many super bowl and play off games have the Skins won, compared to Dallas, in that time span?

  10. xx4zu1 says: Sep 14, 2012 11:26 AM

    With the improved cornerback situation and the possibility of Romo not having to throw for 300 yards per game just to have a chance to go 8-8. It may be smart for then to do it now. Romo’s tag might be a lot higher by the end of this year.

  11. meytonpanning says: Sep 14, 2012 11:33 AM

    A big thing Sapp pointed out with Romo is that:

    1) He’s had the worse 3rd down defense in the league for over 2 years now (not this year hopefully).

    2) That means his opportunities will be restricted, and he’ll be forced into tough passing situations more often.

    3) Less posession time means more blitzing from other teams.

    All in all, I think Romo deserves a new contract, but not yet. I’d like to see him win the division first.

  12. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 14, 2012 11:48 AM

    hey, voice….I love reading your comments because I can always use a good laugh. However, you might want to speak with a medical professional to deal with your delusional thinking. Yes, RG3 looked good, and the Redskins are more competitive this season. But it’s a little early to crown the Redskins NFC-East champs (the Cowboys and Giants will prove more of a challenge than the sad-sack Saints’ defense).

  13. burgandyandgold says: Sep 14, 2012 11:51 AM

    Awesome news. Great. Sign quickly.

  14. johnboy88 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:10 PM

    Anyone who says the redskins win and dominate must be smoking crack. That team hasn’t won anything in decades… Rg3 is a good QB but calm down u really have no room to talk about the cowboys. Romo at this time is 10 times better then RG3 and the CB we drafted is a great player so lay off the rock dude u sound stupid

  15. mtlar37 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:11 PM

    Didn’t Romo take a pay cut or give up a bonus last year or the year before to help with the salary cap? Him and Ware too it seems like. I can’t remember which, but I thought it was refreshing to see players putting their team first and pocketbook second. Anyways- Romo will never get respect just like Eli doesn’t after 2 SB wins, and yet Michael Vick is still hailed as the greatest QB in the NFC East – go figure.

  16. johnboy88 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:13 PM

    I hope the boys lock romo hope for another 3 years. He’s a top 10 qb and u can’t let him go. Romo will take us to a super bowl.

  17. zachari14 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:24 PM

    2ndary – we don’t talk to him directly. it feeds his delusion that he is taken seriously, and knows avan the slightest thing about football.

  18. redskinpotatoes says: Sep 14, 2012 12:31 PM

    People like to hate on Romo, but as a Skins fan, I agree with what Orakpwned said above. He’s far above average and has taken the Redskins to task more times than I’d like to think about. Although Cooley could still beat him in a fight, no doubt.

  19. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 14, 2012 12:33 PM

    I want to see what Romo does this year with a much improved defense. Then we talk contract. But that’s just me.

  20. zachari14 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:40 PM

    Smart move. You have to lock up a QB that good.

  21. bluebongzilla says: Sep 14, 2012 1:21 PM

    blacknole08 says: Sep 14, 2012 11:14 AM

    Since the 95 season, the year the Cowboys won their last SB and prior to them snapping the streak in 2009, The Redskins have won more playoff games (2) in that span than the Cowboys (1).

    Not a fan of either team but you can’t deny this.

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    I can deny that. The Cowboys beat the Vikings in the playoffs 40-15 after the 1996 season.

    YOU can’t deny that the Cowboys have won three Super Bowls since the last time the Redskins sniffed one, though. In fact, the Redskins have won only three playoff games since the 1992 season. Cowboys swept the Redskins last season and have won 23 of the last 31 games going back to Super Bowl 30. They are 62-38-2 against them all-time. I guess it depends on the window of time you want to use.

  22. tonyromoisterrible says: Sep 15, 2012 10:40 PM

    Why would the cowgirls give Romo an extension? Do they want him to lose even more December games for them???

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