Dallas Cowboys: Tom Condon

IRVING, Texas -- Remember when there was worry Tony Romo might get away from the Cowboys in 2014 because they couldn’t use the franchise tag in 2014?

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“It meant absolutely nothing,” Romo’s agent, R.J. Gonser said.

Both sides knew of the language in Romo’s deal that would not have voided the quarterback’s contract in time for the club to use the franchise tag next March. From a practical standpoint, the Cowboys would not have been able to place the tag on Romo even if they were able to do so because it could have cost between $26-28 million next year.

Gonser has worked with Romo since 2003 and became his agent within the last two years. This was his first deal as a lead negotiator, but he deflected praise to the team at Creative Artists Agency, including fellow agents, Jimmy Sexton, Ben Dogra and Tom Condon.

“Our team here is involved in every facet of it,” Gonser said. “Everybody’s on the same page. We throw out ideas. It’s the best practices. It’s not who’s got all the answers.”

Abram Elam hires CAA's Tom Condon

February, 24, 2012
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INDIANAPOLIS – If the Cowboys want to re-sign Abram Elam to a new contract this offseason, they now know which agent is representing the veteran safety.

Elam has hired CAA’s Tom Condon as his representative after parting ways with Drew Rosenhaus late last season.

Condon, along with fellow agents Ben Dogra, Jimmy Sexton and Ken Kremer, represent a number of Cowboys, including Tony Romo, Terence Newman, Jason Witten and Doug Free.

Elam signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys last year worth $2.5 million, including a $1.8 million signing bonus. Elam started every game in 2011 and finished second on the team in tackles with 79. He had four tackles for loss, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

The Cowboys handed Gerald Sensabaugh a five-year contract extension late last season, however, they added Jerome Henderson as secondary coach, which could help in Elam’s return. Elam played for Henderson in Cleveland before joining the Cowboys.

Condon said he has not spoken with the Cowboys about a new deal.

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