News: DC.COM: Jerry Jones Analyzes State Of Team; Suggests Romo Deal Close

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    Rowan Kavner Staff Writer

    Jones spoke for 35 minutes on the current state of the team prior to the draft. Here are some of those highlights:

    • Jones suggested that an extension for Romo will happen soon. He didn’t want to provide an exact date, but he feels good about where Romo’s at in his career and the dialogue with the quarterback, which is ongoing. He understands fans’ concerns not getting a deal done yet, but he said he has a better idea than most about where the talks stand. He’s not concerned it will be a long-term wait before a deal is reached. He also said the contract won’t hamper personnel decisions, which likely means it’s doubtful the team would go sign a high-profile free agent immediately after getting a deal done.
    • Jones joked that the offensive staff would deploy Romo according to his pay scale. He expects Romo to be the focal point of the offense and said the quarterback won’t be paid to be the bus driver. Jones thinks the offense can be more creative in utilizing Romo and his greatest attributes. He thinks the team can and will win with Romo, but for that to happen, Romo needs to have a prominent role in the offense. By extending Romo and committing the resources toward Romo, the team needs to get the most out of his skills.
    • DeMarco Murray[​IMG]’s injury history concerns Jones, who said any back with durability problems can cause concern. Felix Jones[​IMG] also played through injuries this season and was thought to be out of the picture, but Jerry Jones said he hasn’t dismissed Felix from his thoughts moving forward. He thought Felix still did some good things, despite the injuries holding him back. Jerry Jones also thought Dunbar did well with his few chances and has a knack as a receiver out of the backfield.
    • Mackenzy Bernadeau[​IMG] had shoulder surgery, but Jones doesn’t think it will set him back. The guard should be ready when the team needs to hit, and he expects the group of offensive linemen to be healthier than they were at the start of last season. He said Bernadeau won’t overdue it at Organized Team Activities, but he should get a full training camp and some work in minicamp.
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