Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reported Sunday that a source said no progress has been made since Tony Romo’s agent, R.J. Gonser, paused contract talks last season to prevent those discussions from becoming a talking point.
Romo is scheduled to enter the final season of the six-year, $67.4 million pact he signed in late 2007. It wouldn’t hurt the Cowboys to groom a young passer behind him, but the front office appears hellbent on riding Romo into the future, and we expect a deal to get done.
An extension also makes short-term sense because Romo’s base salary of $11.5 million factors into his team-high $16.8 million cap hit. Easing those numbers would allow the Cowboys to improve their troubling cap situation while locking down Romo to what many expect to be a rather affordable $12 million to $14 million per season.