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08:02 AM ET 10.01 | Answers to questions about Tony Romo's future will have to wait. The Dallas Cowboys have ended contract extension talks with [Romo], according to a source. The Cowboys had held preliminary talks with Romo's agent, R.J. Gonser, recently, but now will pick up those discussions in the offseason. Romo left his former agent, Ken Kramer, and signed with Gonser of Creative Artists Agency Sports recently. Romo has two years remaining on his contract. ... Suspending talks is not seen as a negative issue between the parties because Romo and the Cowboys want a long-term future together. Rather, the team and Romo most likely don't want contract talks to become a distraction during the season.

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October 1, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Romo is more worried about being a tackling dummy for the rest of the season.

October 1, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Good. There's no need to renogiate contracts that still have two years to run. The team should say "Show me something" and the player should say "Let me show you something."

October 1, 2012  08:18 AM ET

We're getting reruns now.

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October 1, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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offensives pass interference?

It was the riight call. The DB got inside of Barden and Barden put his hands on the DB's face and pulled him down. I will agree, however, there was contact created by both players. I hate how the NFL handles Pass interference. It is a point of contact foul when called on the defense. It is just a 10 yard penalty when called on the offense. So, because of the disparity in how the penalty is assessed, we see offenses cyncially try to create contact to get the PI call. I say keep the point of contact foul on the defense but, if it called on the offense, it should be 10 yards and loss of down. That would make the assessments of the penalty more equitable.

October 1, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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We're getting reruns now.

It's their gift to us along with all the post game threads.

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October 1, 2012  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good. There's no need to renogiate contracts that still have two years to run. The team should say "Show me something" and the player should say "Let me show you something."

The only reason is the cowboys want to push back that $16 million he counts against their cap next year. It has nothing to do with Romo, it is about the cap.

October 1, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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It was the riight call. The DB got inside of Barden and Barden put his hands on the DB's face and pulled him down. I will agree, however, there was contact created by both players. I hate how the NFL handles Pass interference. It is a point of contact foul when called on the defense. It is just a 10 yard penalty when called on the offense. So, because of the disparity in how the penalty is assessed, we see offenses cyncially try to create contact to get the PI call. I say keep the point of contact foul on the defense but, if it called on the offense, it should be 10 yards and loss of down. That would make the assessments of the penalty more equitable.

If he does not interfere it is an interception. Dumb play call at that point and dumb to throw it there by the QB. five or ten yards at that point would have looked very nice to the kicker.

October 1, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Was it Jessica who suggested the extension for Tony?

Zing......is that reason for the breakup?? LOL

October 1, 2012  10:06 AM ET

Would some Cowboys fans explain why Romo is such an important QB?
His track record is mediocre at best, and his inconsistency is maddening.
Isn't it time for Dallas to begin drafting/looking for their next QB instead of trying to sign this guy with two years left on his current contract to a longer term committment?

October 1, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Would some Cowboys fans explain why Romo is such an important QB?

Because... his backup is Kyle Orton. And they have no one in the #3 slot.

You are correct that they should draft for the future. But that is the future - 3-4 years down the road.

An extension is appropriate.

October 1, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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Would some Cowboys fans explain why Romo is such an important QB?

Look at the Jets for your explanation.

Tony Romo is probably a better-than-average QB. He's not top-5, and he's not the kind of guy who can carry a team to the playoffs by himself. But, he belongs in the NFL as a starter. Look around, and it's easy to find teams that would gladly trade their starter for him.

Should they be looking for a replacement? If one became available, sure. But that's not going to happen, and they're not going to draft a franchise quarterback unless they get really lucky and happen to get a winner in the middle of the round, which is where they'll likely be drafting.

October 1, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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Can't even beat the lowly Fleagles. What a joke the Giants are.And yes, that was clearly offensive PI. Collinsworth is an idiot.

I know you must be trippin buddy. The GMEN are the reigning Champs and until they don't make the playoffs, I'd shutty if I was you. This lunacy you're stating tells me you donno nuttin about this thing of ours..the Giants. Funny though, I heard this kinda talk all last year and guess what....the GMEN shut up mouths by the millions. I thought suckas woulda learned by now. Tell me it ain't so, the Giants are flava in ya ear, I'm hear to let cha know!

October 1, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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Look at the Jets for your explanation.Tony Romo is probably a better-than-average QB. He's not top-5, and he's not the kind of guy who can carry a team to the playoffs by himself. But, he belongs in the NFL as a starter. Look around, and it's easy to find teams that would gladly trade their starter for him.Should they be looking for a replacement? If one became available, sure. But that's not going to happen, and they're not going to draft a franchise quarterback unless they get really lucky and happen to get a winner in the middle of the round, which is where they'll likely be drafting.

You're in the right City with your assessement, however though, its cross city where the Giants play. Now thats where you'll find superior talent at the QB position, in fact, a HOF example. You all have seen the greatness on display for two superbowls and counting.......just sayin!

October 1, 2012  11:09 AM ET
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If one became available, sure. But that's not going to happen, and they're not going to draft a franchise quarterback unless they get really lucky and happen to get a winner in the middle of the round, which is where they'll likely be drafting.

Andy Dalton 2nd round pick ........they can be had in later rounds......Brady ring a bell.

October 1, 2012  11:31 AM ET
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Andy Dalton 2nd round pick ........they can be had in later rounds......Brady ring a bell.

Yeah, but to do that, you need a GM. Dallas doesn't have one.

October 1, 2012  11:56 AM ET
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Yeah, but to do that, you need a GM. Dallas doesn't have one.

Oh, now I understand.
Jerry doesn't want to think like a GM, he wants to be a showman!
Agree that Romo is probably in the top half of NFL QBs, but also agree he isn't likely to carry them to the Super Bowl.
They should be looking for their next QB now, not trying to sign Romo for a long term deal! They've got two years to look, then they can re-sign him.

 
October 1, 2012  12:24 PM ET

with 2 yrs left on his contract he will be 34 at the end of his current deal. other than salary cap advantages, there is no other benefit to extend the deal now. few QBs in this league have success beyond 35 or so. aikman retired at 34 but of course he had the kind of success romo will never experience.

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