It's been reported that the Cowboys paid Leary like a drafted player and have guaranteed much of his contract. Not bad for an UFA and is more in line with a "plan" that you're referring to. Sean Payton was the driving force behind Romo landing in Dallas, as well as Romo being offered a fair shot at making the squad. Denver had just signed Jake Plummer to a 40 million dollar contract and Romo knew he'd be a long shot in Denver. And I do think that the Cowboys would have known how much Denver offered, especially if Romo had an agent. I just don't think anyone beyond Payton and Jim Hess (if you believe his interview) thought enough of Romo to acquire him and even then Hess thought he'd be a back-up QB, at best. I'd just never heard of our scouts going to work on developing a plan to acquire Romo or that he was on their radar screen and studied him. Also never heard that Jim Garrett liked Romo. That's not a slight on the scouting department. Romo was an enigma much like Kurt Warner who I think he compares to the most in terms of unconventional and unexpected paths to success in the NFL.