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