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Tony Romo Contract: Cowboys, QB Have Had Preliminary Extension Talks

The Cowboys have reportedly reached out to Tony Romo for a contract extension with the quarterback.

Sep 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during post game interview at MetLife Stadium. Dallas Cowboys defeat the New York Giants by a score of 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during post game interview at MetLife Stadium. Dallas Cowboys defeat the New York Giants by a score of 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

With less than two seasons remaining on the six-year contract signed by Tony Romo in 2007, the Cowboys have told the quarterback that they are interested in a contract extension and the two sides have begun preliminary contract talks, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.

Romo, 32, has been the starting quarterback for the Cowboys since assuming the role during the 2006 season, racking up over 20,000 yards passing in that time. While he has drawn criticism throughout his career for poor performances on the biggest stages, Romo has been very good statistically.

Barring injury, Romo should be able to pass both Roger Staubach and Danny White in career passing yards and touchdowns with the team during the 2012 season. He's also only 13 touchdowns behind Troy Aikman for the franchise record for touchdown passes.

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