NFL Notes: Cowboys hope to extend Romo

NFL Notes: Cowboys hope to extend Romo
February 13, 2013, 9:00 am
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The Eagles' 2013 offseason has gotten off to a busy start. After restructuring his contract, Michael Vick has given confidence to his coaches heading into next season (see story).

Here is a look at the other news from around the NFL:

Cowboys hope to extend Romo
Tuesday, the Cowboys made it known they still wish to extend Tony Romo's contract, which has just one year remaining.

Dallas and Romo had previously discussed a contract early in the 2012 season, but it was put on hold to limit distractions.

“Tony is a key piece of what we’re about going forward,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said, via Calvin Watkins of (via ProFootballTalk). “We’re certainly going to be looking at his situation [in] time. We’ve historically extended contracts with quarterbacks for the Dallas Cowboys ahead of time. We did it with Troy [Aikman] and we certainly want to look at that with Tony so we can all move forward in terms of how we want to play around our salary cap with our team. Tony is the key piece in terms of how your cap is represented.”

The Cowboys need to cut about $20 million from their cap and extending Romo could be an ideal situation, considering he has a cap number of $16.8 million in 2013.

Romo threw for 4,903 yards, 28 touchdowns and 19 interceptions while leading the Cowboys to a .500 record in 2012.

Cards may adjust Kolb's contract
It remains to be seen whether Kevin Kolb will be the Cardinals' quarterback going forward, but one thing is for sure: They desire to pay him less.

Kolb is due a $9 million salary next season with a $2 million roster bonus.

“It’s a big number and given the productivity and the questions about durability and everything, that’s something that I think the reality is we need to sit down and discuss,” team president Michael Bidwill said in interview with KTAR, per Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic (via ProFootballTalk).

Kolb played in just six games for the Cardinals last season after sustaining a sternum injury. Before being sidelined, he threw for 1,169 yards and eight touchdowns.

Smith to throw at Combine
Some quarterbacks avoid throwing at the NFL Combine, where they are asked to pass to receivers they are unfamiliar with.

However, Geno Smith won't take that route as he looks to leave an impression on scouts in a weak quarterback class.

Smith will "do a full workout" in Indianapolis, according to's Gil Brandt (via ProFootballTalk), and sets the bar for fellow quarterbacks.

Smith spent four seasons at West Virginia. In his senior season, he passed four 4,205 yards, 42 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

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