John Clayton: Tony Romo will stick around
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Travis in Woodstock, Va.
A: I think the Cowboys will stay with Romo for at least two years and probably longer. His contract could be voided in 2014, but if it is, the team will take an $8 million cap hit. If the cap is around $121 million, that would hurt because the team is already $20 million over the cap in 2014.
More than just the money is whether they could find a quarterback as good as him. Most analysts rank Romo among the eight best quarterbacks in football. Getting rid of Romo before he's done as a thrower could bring back those dark years after Troy Aikman when the team kept trying quarterback after quarterback without success.
Because the Cowboys have talent, they aren't going to drop into the 13- to 15-loss area to get one of the top quarterbacks in a draft.
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