Dallas Cowboys Open Contract Talks with Tony Romo, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistFebruary 21, 2013

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 09:  Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys waits on the 17th hole during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 9, 2013 in Pebble Beach, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The inevitable has happened. The Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo are talking again about a long-term deal that would presumably save Dallas millions of dollars in the immediate future. 

That's what team vice president Stephen Jones told Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan on Wednesday.

"We have a great quarterback and he deserves to be paid,'' Jones said. "We have a good quarterback and we want to reward him. He's in the last year of a contract and our goal is to not let the quarterback run out of contract.'' 

He also said that talks were still "informal," but that had better change soon because the 'Boys are running out of time. Free agency starts on March 12 and without a new contract in place for their franchise quarterback, they probably won't be able to re-sign Anthony Spencer.

On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East:


Dallas Cowboys

From Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News: The Cowboys won't be looking for a quarterback early in the draft. 

Also from Archer: But they might actually consider bringing back Doug Free.


New York Giants

From Paul Tierney of Giants 101: John Mara doesn't think this will be Tom Coughlin's last season.

From Bleacher Report's Theodore Vouyiouklakis: A case for Hakeem Nicks over Victor Cruz.


Philadelphia Eagles

From CSN Philly's Reuben Frank: Dennis Dixon's contract is all about incentives

From Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News: A look at potential defensive back draftees for the Eagles.


Washington Redskins

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: The Redskins have begun initial talks on re-signing their own free agents.

From Sarah Kogod and Mark Maske of the Post: London Fletcher is still deciding whether to play next season.