Pro Football Weekly caught up with Cowboys QB Tony Romo this week at the Ed Block Courage Awards, and Romo was pleased that both Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones showed him signs of strong support despite the intriguing Peyton Manning hitting the market.
"Jerry is an awesome owner and he's going to continue to get good pieces and have success," Romo said.
Jones has added some pieces — the Cowboys have bolstered their back seven with free-agent additions CB Brandon Carr, S Brodney Pool and LB Dan Connor. But with those additions comes a loss on offense. WR Laurent Robinson, who was an afterthought addition in Week Two, ended up being a savior in 2011. But the Cowboys were not about to match what the Jaguars paid Robinson, so the Cowboys must find another receiver.
Romo, who spoke to PFW before Robinson's departure, said he valued what Robinson added last season but expressed optimism the team would be able to fill his void.
What got Romo very excited was the potential of new OLT Tyron Smith, who is switching over from the right side after a very successful rookie season.
"He's a great player. He had an amazing first season," Romo said of Smith. "He'll have to adjust to the left side, but he is more than capable."
Romo also said there has been no talk of his contract with the team. Although his deal runs through 2013, he said there has been no dialogue yet about an extension.
"I don't deal with all that," he said. "We've got time."