Cowboys closing in on extension for Tony Romo

Reuters

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) passes against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

The Dallas Cowboys are nearing agreement on a contract extension with quarterback Tony Romo.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn’t specify a date, but he said at the owners’ meetings in Phoenix that he expected to deal to get done soon.

“We all have to decide what that day is, everybody involved -- his agents, him, me,” Jones said, according to USA Today. “It’s not a concern of mine.”

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Romo continues to receive strong support from Jones. Despite passing for 4,903 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, Romo was intercepted an NFL-high 19 times and the Cowboys fell short of the playoffs. The knock against him continues to be his lack of postseason success.

Romo’s 2013 salary under his existing contract will count $16.8 million against the cap.

“The point that I do want to make, if we make this kind of commitment, is that I feel good about making it,” Jones said. “I feel good about where he is in his career. I feel good about the time he has spent with (coach) Jason Garrett and (quarterbacks coach) Wade Wilson. But with (new offensive co-ordinator) Bill Callahan involved, I do expect some new wrinkles, so to speak, relative to what Tony Romo can do.”

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