Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is 32-years-old, and will be 33 in April. But as they prepare to open extension talks with the veteran, Dallas isn’t planning on parting ways with their franchise quarterback anytime soon.
In an interview with 105.3-FM The Fan on Wednesday, Cowboys executive vice president said the team is ready to ride Romo for another half decade or so.
“I think on this particular situation with Tony is we think we have a great quarterback and we want him to be our quarterback here for the next 4-5 years,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’re fortunate that we have a really good quarterback, if not a great one. He deserves to be paid. He’s in the last year of his contract. Our goal is to not let our quarterback run out of contract. We have a good one here and we want to reward him.”
Of course, a new deal for Romo would also help Dallas make some much-needed cap room.
“At the same time, when you have a good one and you’re fortunate enough to have a good one then he’s going to take up the biggest part of your cap space, so you have to be partners with one another and you have to do things,” Jones said. “No one wants to win more, no one wants to have success more than Tony. He knows in order to do that we have to manage our cap and he plays a big part in that because the percentage of the cap that he takes."
“He wants good players around him and we want to put great players around him. And that’s what we intend to do.”
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