It appears that Dallas quarterback Tony Romo may have to wait until season’s end to talk about an upgrade in his contract. Team owner Jerry Jones, in a conversation with Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, stated that he’s more than happy to wait until the season is over until contract negotiations with Romo start up again. Jones also added, “I’m confident that if Tony does what I expect him to do, he’ll be our quarterback.”
Romo as of right now is in the final year of a 2-year, $3.9 million deal; despite this, Jones acknowledged that this move will more than likely cost the Cowboys financially down the road, especially if Romo is selected for the Pro Bowl and/or leads the Cowboys to the Super Bowl. Regarding this scenario, Jones said, “If he’s the quarterback I think he is, he’s going to get his money. When we’ve had a quarterback that could compete at a Super Bowl level, we’ve always paid â€” and welcomed the chance to do it.”
Jones declined to go into any specifics regarding Romo’s current contract status but admitted that he is only interested in a long-term deal. Which makes perfect sense in that Brad Johnson obviously is not the long-term answer nor the 3rd-string QB the team currently has. So if Jones is a man of his word (rumor has it that he is), then Romo will be taken care of in due time – even if it does cost the Cowboys more financially after the season’s over.