Cowboys working on giving Tony Romo an extension

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones says they plan on extending quarterback Tony Romo’s contract because he’s a key piece to their future.

“Tony is a key piece of what we’re about going forward,” Jones said Tuesday, per ESPNDallas.com. “We’re certainly going to be looking at his situation (in) time. We’ve historically (extended contracts) with quarterbacks for the Dallas Cowboys ahead of time. We did it with Troy (Aikman) and we certainly want to look at that with Tony so we can all move forward in terms of how we want to play around our salary cap with our team. Tony is the key piece in terms of how your cap is represented.”

Jones says they’re lucky to have one of the best quarterback’s.

“I don’t feel pressed,” Jones said. “I don’t think we’ve ever felt pressed with Tony. He’s been a great partner. As I said, your quarterback, even when you have a good one and we’re certainly lucky to have one of the best, is going to represent a good piece of your salary cap. How you manage that is important. He understands that and we do, too.”