Just last week, Stephen Jones said the Cowboys are looking to pursue a long-term contract extension with Tony Romo, who is entering the final year of a contract that will pay him a base salary of $11.5 million and will count $16.8 million against the cap.

"Tony is a key piece of what we're about going forward," Jones said Tuesday. "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."