As the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo is never far from the media spotlight. This has especially been the case recently, as the veteran is prepared to enter the final year of his contract. While Romo’s next deal has been focused on extensively, talks between the Cowboys and their quarterback haven’t started yet, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas.
Last season, the Cowboys and Romo’s agent, R.J. Gosner, suspended extension talks so as not to cause a distraction. Romo went on to produce a career-high mark in passing yards to go along with 28 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.
The Cowboys have said that they believe Romo is a piece of the franchise’s future, and there appears to be mutual interest in getting a deal done. The 32-year-old is scheduled to earn a base salary of $11.5 million next season, and his hit against the team’s salary cap will check in at $16.8 million.
Watkins notes that Romo could command an average salary in the range of $12 to $14 million with his next contract.
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