If there’s one man on Earth that can convince Jerry Jones to open the team’s wallet to re-sign Bryant and Murray, it’s QB Tony Romo.
In a recent radio interview, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he has been talking to team owner Jerry Jones a lot about about re-signing both WR Dez Bryant and RB DeMarco Murray.
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Romo interviewed with KESN-FM and said that he’s been talking to Jones “pretty consistently” about re-signing the two All-Pro skill players.
“I think everybody understands how great these guys are and how lucky we are to have them,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Any time you get talented guys where you can put more than two on one side of the ball, you get three, four, if you’re lucky enough to ever get five, it’s one of those things where if you can put a group like that together you can make a run and be very difficult for teams to deal with for years. I think that’s what you’re trying to build ultimately is to have sustained success. We have an opportunity to have that.”
The Cowboys were unable to reach a new contract with Dez Bryant before the start of the season and there were reports last month that the Cowboys would put the franchise tag on Bryant and hammer out a new deal and possibly let DeMarco Murray walk.
Murray and Bryant set numerous Cowboys records in 2014 en route to the team’s first NFC East division title win since 2009. Murray set the franchise record for rushing yards in a year with 1,845 yards while also setting the NFL record for consecutive games with over 100 rushing yards to start a season with eight. Murray won the NFL rushing title in 2014, the first Cowboy to do so since Emmitt Smith in 1995.
Dez Bryant broke the Cowboys record for receiving TDs in a season with 16 while also finishing in the top 10 of every major receiving category. In the critical December stretch, Bryant recorded 21 catches for 368 yards with a 17.5 yards/catch average and 6 TDs in a four-game stretch.
Romo led the NFL in several major passing categories – a 69.9% completion rate, a 7.8% TD rate, 8.6 yards/attempt, and a 113.2 passer rating.