Jerry Jones hints a new contract for Tony Romo is coming soon.

That is good news for the Dallas Cowboys as it will create badly needed salary-cap relief for the club.

We are involved in negotiations,” Jones said, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It's just not the thing to do for him or me to say we ought to have something done by midnight or tomorrow unless it’s that imminent. You can’t get that answered because you don't have it all ready to sign. But I'm not concerned that we are looking at a drawn out thing here. I'm not concerned that is going to in any way hamper any decision we want to make personnel wise over the next few weeks."

Romo’s cap hit right now is $16.8 million and the Cowboys have only $102,000 in space under the cap. It will be interesting to say what the club ultimately pays Romo, a quarterback who has not reached a Super Bowl.

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