Report: Cowboys, Romo haven’t started contract negoiations

It was recently reported that the Dallas Cowboys were planning on working on an extension for quarterback Tony Romo.

According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys and Romo’s agent haven’t start negotiating a new deal just yet.

The Cowboys and Romo’s agent, R.J. Gonser, suspended talks about a contract extension during the 2012 season so it wouldn’t be a distraction. Romo has declined taking answering questions about his contract extension.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Tuesday the team believes Romo is a big piece to the future of the franchise.

“Tony is a key piece of what we’re about going forward,” Jones said. “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.”