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Stephen Jones Calls Romo "A Key Piece" To Cowboys Future

2013 is the last year of Tony Romo's current deal with Dallas

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    2013 is the final year of Tony Romo’s current contract, which means there’s been no shortage of discussions about Romo’s future with the team this offseason.

    Not surprisingly, a great deal of folks believe Dallas needs to re-sign their franchise quarterback now. Equally unsurprisingly, there’s a pretty large contingent of fans out there--most often referred to as “Romo-haters”--that believe the team needs to begin looking toward the future. Now.

    It’ll come to the dismay of this latter group, then, that it sounds like Dallas is planning for a future with Tony Romo at the helm.

    Tony is a key piece of what we’re about going forward,” Executive vice president Stephen Jones said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “We will certainly be looking at his situation.”

    Of course, Romo’s case is a bit of a peculiar one. 2013 will only be Romo’s sixth full season as a starter, but he will be 33-years-old by the time training camp opens. Even Troy Aikman, who is an outspoken fan of Romo’s, said recently that the team would do well to begin looking for Romo’s successor now-ish, so that the grooming process can begin.

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