One might make the claim that Payton as the head coach has the same reasons that Romo resigning have to not be in Dallas. Payton has to give up a better quarterback, but will take less money staying there. Romo will stay in an organization that is dysfunctional and may have to take less money to do so. A team on the verge that sees the mechanics of Romo are solid, and his play making ability is still sharp could take a flyer on him to win it all if he were a free agent. The decision process for both of those men would be similar. Go with Dallas and deal with Jones. Go with someone else and have a shot. In Payton's case it's New Orleans In Romo's case it could be someone else. I'd be reluctant to suggest Romo will be here definitely. Then the real meltdown would commence when people find out the only reason this team is competitive now is because of Romo.