Source: Ed Werder (quote from Rotoworld)
ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Cowboys have begun "very preliminary" extension talks with Tony Romo.
It was the Cowboys, not Romo's camp, that initiated the discussions. The six-year, $67.4 million deal signed by Romo in October of 2007 expires after the 2013 season. While there's been speculation that Dallas would turn to the draft to find Romo's successor next offseason, it has always made more sense to recommit to one of the NFL's top-10 quarterbacks. Romo is seen as a flawed signal-caller because his biggest flops have come on the national stage, but his winning percentage and passing statistics compare favorably to all but the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. He turns 33 next April.
How much is Romo worth? Take a look at some relevant statistics:
48-30 career record (averages 9.8 wins, 6.2 losses per season)
13 4th-quarter comebacks, 14 game-winning drives
1-3 record over three playoff appearances: 2006, 2007, 2009
4337 yards (64.6%), 31 TD, 15 INT, 8.1 YPA, 97.3 QBR