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Cowboys Will Put Off Contract Talk Until The Offseason

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Cowboys and QB Tony Romo will put negotiating a new contract extension until after the current season is over.

Reportedly Romo, who is 32 years old and the fifth oldest QB in the league, is reportedly targeting a deal somewhere in between Matt Schaub‘s $60 million contract and Drew Brees‘ 100 million deal.

“We talked. We thought he had an interest, and he knows we have an interest,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. “But he wants to just concentrate on the season.”

Romo’s 2013 salary would count $16.8 million against the Dallas’ cap, so a new deal would only keep Romo under center for the foreseeable future, but would actually give them some options financially, depending on how the deal is structured.