Cowboys | Tony Romo could receive contract extension in March
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:29:24 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys plan to sign QB Tony Romo, who turns 33 in April, to a contract extension this month that may keep him with the Cowboys for the rest of his career. He has one season left on his contract and counts a team-high $16.8 million against the 2013 salary cap. A long-term extension could cut that cap number in half.
The only talk around the team surrounding the quarterback position is working out a new deal with him. The Cowboys are not looking to replace Romo; instead, they plan to build around him and would like to upgrade their offensive line to give him more time in the pocket and an improved running game.
Romo is coming off another sound season, which saw him toss 28 touchdowns and 4,903 passing yards while completing 65.6 percent of his passes. He did, however, tie a career-high with 19 interceptions. An improved offensive line and running game would help take pressure off of him and could help improve his numbers across the board. He remains a mid-range QB1 entering 2013.
Source: The Dallas Morning News - Brandon George