Rapoport: The Jerry factor
Why do we care so much about who calls plays for Dallas? Ian Rapoport says it's more about Jerry Jones than Jason Garrett. More ...
Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reported Sunday that a source said no progress has been made since Romo's agent, R.J. Gonser, paused contract talks last season to prevent those discussions from becoming a talking point.
There's plenty of time for this process to play out.
An extension also makes short-term sense because Romo's base salary of $11.5 million factors into his team-high $16.8 million cap hit. Easing those numbers would allow the Cowboys to improve their troubling cap situation while locking down Romo to what many expect to be a rather affordable $12 million to $14 million per season.
UPDATE: ESPN's Ed Werder later chimed in on the matter via Twitter, saying Jones wouldn't make Romo uncomfortable by having him play out his current contract.