Tony Romo confident Cowboys will be able to extend Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper

Reports surfaced on Monday that Prescott and his representatives seek a contract that averages $40 million. 

Based on public comments from Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, the Cowboys offered a contract that averages $30 million.

It will all remain a question mark until a signature makes its way onto the dotted line, but what hasn't come into question, as far as Romo is concerned, is Prescott's on-field ability.

"In the NFL -- quarterbacks, running backs, receivers -- it doesn't matter. It's about the production," Romo said. "Are you winning? Are you helping your football team win? And are you producing? And Dak's done that since the moment he stepped on the field."

While Prescott and Cooper are working out with the team in training camp, Elliott's holdout for a new deal is ongoing. The running back missed the Cowboys' preseason opener last weekend, and remains in Cabo training on his own for the upcoming season.

Is the holdout bothering Cowboys owner Jerry Jones?

"Not at all," Jones told 105.3 The Fan ahead of Dallas' preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. "It is a marathon. It's a long season, it's a long career and so you don't let a week or a month, you don't let any of that bother you and it goes on all the time."

And while the news cycle focuses mainly on Prescott and Elliott, Cooper also awaits a new deal. Fortunately for the fifth-year wide receiver, he's already set to make nearly $14 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract. And with Michael Thomas' extension in New Orleans getting done, some of the dominoes have already started to fall in the direction of a potential agreement in Dallas.

Should all of the deals come together and the Cowboys offense becomes fully loaded once again when the season gets underway, Romo has already stated how high his expectations are for the organization.

"They have a great football team, as complete a team as they've had maybe since I've been in the NFL. From an offense, defense, special teams, coaches perspective -- they really do have one of their best teams they've ever had," Romo said during the 2019 Texas State Open last month.

"Right now, it's just one of those times where this team has an opportunity to do something special." 

Joey Hayden, Staff Writer, DMN

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