Cowboys, Romo negotiations finally begin

Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones was a guest on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas and said that negotiations have commenced with QB Tony Romo on an extension that will keep him Cowboy past 2013.

Jones, who describes the talks as informal at this point, said "We have a great quarterback and he deserves to be paid,’’

“We have a good quarterback and we want to reward him. He’s in the last year of a contract and our goal is to not let the quarterback run out of contract.’’

The team is looking to reduce Romo's $16.8 million cap hit for the upcoming season, and getting a deal done before the season would be in the best interest of everybody.

"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 four to five years,” Jones said. “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. 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.’’

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