Conflicting Reports on Tony Romo Contract Talks, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistNovember 5, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 04:  Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys yells to the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 4, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Days after the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the Dallas Cowboys had opened up contract negotiations with quarterback Tony Romo, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio is throwing a bucket of water on the campfire. 

A "source close to Romo" tells Florio that no such talks have occurred

Romo reportedly doesn't want to deal with extension talks during the season, but you'd think that could change depending on how he and the team are performing. On the other side of the coin, I can't see Jerry Jones committing long term to Romo again, at least not until 2012 has come to an end. 

So I'd imagine Florio's source is right, and I wouldn't expect anything on this front until the new year.

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...


Dallas Cowboys

From NBC5 sports anchor Matt Barrie: Jerry Jones was locked out of the Cowboys dressing room after Sunday night's game. Accident?

From Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News: Jay Ratliff has re-injured the ankle that kept him out of the first four games of the season.


New York Giants

Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News looks at how the Giants' top weapons were shut down by Pittsburgh's defense.

From Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the Beast: Let the David Wilson-Doug Martin comparisons begin. Martin, who was selected right before Wilson, is tearing it up in Tampa right now.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Michael Vick says there's no friction between him and assistant coaches

CSN Philly's Reuben Frank looks at DeMeco Ryans' leadership ability


Washington Redskins

Mike Wise of the Washington Post thinks it was too early for Mike Shanahan to come out and say that he's evaluating players for next season.

From Mike Jones of the same outlet: Robert Griffin III had x-rays on his ribs after Sunday's loss to Carolina.