According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys aren’t in a hurry to sign quarterback Tony Romo to a contract extension, even though it would likely free up some much needed cap space.
“We’ll get there,” executive vice president and director of player personnel Stephen Jones said.
While there is nothing planned, it is possible the sides will get together during the combine to pick up talks regarding Romo. The team will meet with the agent of linebacker Anthony Spencer during their time together in Indianapolis, as well as other impending free agents.
Jerry Jones has made it clear that they don’t want to sign Romo to an extension just to free up some cap space.
“We believe he’s the guy going forward, first and foremost,” Jones said. “He’s our No. 1 partner. He’s a great quarterback. We’re lucky to have him. When you have a great one, it takes up a significant amount of your cap space and you have to be able to work with your partner.”
Romo is going into the final of year of his current deal and even though the Cowboys are going to give him an extension at some point this offseason, it’s not going to get done between now and the beginning of the new league year when they have to make sure they’re under to the salary cap.