Despite nagging back injuries, the Dallas Cowboys believe quarterback Tony Romo has a five year window left.
“I feel very comfortable, to the main part of your question, with a five-year timeframe. I feel very comfortable with that,” Jones said on Saturday morning. “When I say comfortable: I’m ready to make decisions based on him being our quarterback that far into the future.”
Romo is set to turn 35 in Apri and has undergone back surgeries in each of the past two seasons not to mention a broken back suffered in Week 8 of the 2014 season.
Owed $17 million and counting $27.7 million against the salary cap the Cowboys are in a tough spot should Romo become injured.
“I’m not going to look into the crystal ball with you and tell you he’s not going to have down days over the next five years – I can’t do that,” he said. “But I can tell you I’m comfortable, and I’m going to make decisions based on him being here.”
In 15 games last season Romo completed 69.9 percent of his passes for 3,705 yards while tossing 34 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.