Jerry Jones Not Paying QB Tony Romo to “Be a Bus Driver”

Romo's current deal with Dallas is set to expire after the 2013 season

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Contract talks are reportedly ongoing between the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo, who is set to play out his current deal in 2013 and it’s safe to assume that he’s going to see a pretty good chunk of change.

With that money will come some high expectations, which is understandable when you consider that Romo’s deal will likely be an unprecedented one for a Cowboys quarterback in the Jerry Jones era, if ever.

"Stay tuned. He is going to have high expectations," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "I expect him to be used. We didn't extend Troy Aikman, although Troy had won three Super Bowls, we didn't make the financial commitment to Troy not to have Troy be a critical, if not the critical part of what our team was about and our ability to move the ball. That is going to be the kind of emphasis we have with Romo. He is not going to be paid to be a bus driver.”

Of course, that’s not to say that Jones’ confidence in Romo has diminished in any way.

"Tony sees remarkably. He sees the cars on the highway, so to speak. He reacts well on what he sees. And he is real good at taking his eye away from it and going back to it and throwing it. Those are really unique skills. We ought to be winning with that. Have we maximized everything that he is about to get it done?"

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