Tony Romo To Be Released By The Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo will reportedly be released by the Dallas Cowboys after spending his entire 14-year career with the Texas team.
The decision to release Romo was expected to happen this offseason and it became clear that it would occur after the team organized a meeting with free-agent quarterback Josh McCown. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer both reported Wednesday that the Cowboys would be releasing the 36-year-old quarterback on Thursday.
Dallas found their replacement for their longtime franchise quarterback when Romo went down with an injury in a preseason game before the 2016 NFL season. Dak Prescott, a fourth-round pick from Mississippi State, stepped in under-center in Romo’s place and the Cowboys have never looked back.
NFL insiders expect the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans to be the most likely destinations for the veteran quarterback. Both teams have the rosters to compete for a Super Bowl with the exception of a quarterback that can carry them there.
Romo’s ability to stay healthy will be the biggest concern for Denver, Houston and any other teams interested in bringing Romo on-board. The longtime Cowboys quarterback has played in just five games since 2015 and hasn’t played a full season since 2012.