Tony Romo On Cowboys Contracts: 'Just A Matter Of Time Before They All Get Paid'

Josh Clark
August 13, 2019 - 1:39 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo spoke about Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliott's contracts Tuesday, saying he believes the team will close deals with each player. 

“All three of these guys, their deals are gonna get done. It’s just fun for people to talk about while it’s going on,” Romo said. “They’re all great players, and I think it’s just a matter of time before they get paid.”

Multiple reports came out Monday about the amount of money Prescott was searching for in his next contract. Jane Slater of the NFL Network reported that Prescott's representatives are seeking a contract worth $40 million annually, while other outlets such as Pro Football Talk said that number was false.

Elliott remains a camp holdout as he seeks a new contract despite being under contract for next season. Cowboys COO Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Oxnard that the team had made 'a very generous offer' to the star running back but hadn't heard back from Elliott's agent. In that same conversation, Jones also said that Le'Veon Bell's contract with the New York Jets re-set the running back market. Bell is earning $13.5 million annually while the L.A. Rams rusher Todd Gurley is earning $14.375 mil per year. 

Amari Cooper's contract situation has been the quietest of the three as New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas got a five-year, $61 million mega-deal on July 31. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons and Julio Jones have been closing on a deal for quite some time. Both contracts will have an effect on Cooper's next deal. Cooper is also now dealing with a plantar fascia issue, 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reported Tuesday morning.

Just last week, Fish reported that the Cowboys had made top-5 offers at their position to each player.