Tony Romo Cannot Be Franchised Tagged by Dallas Cowboys

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Tony Romo Cannot Be Franchised Tagged by Dallas Cowboys
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IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are working toward a contract extension with quarterback Tony Romo, and there is now reason for urgency. Based on a thorough reading of Romo's contract, the Cowboys cannot issue him the franchise tag if no deal is reached by the end of the 2013 league year. Therefore, he'd be a free agent if there is no new contract -- giving Romo added leverage.

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