For a brief period of time, there was some thought the Cowboys would trade Tony Romo.
A new report shows that the famous quarterback will be released instead.
Cowboys are releasing Tony Romo on Thursday, sources tell @toddarcher and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2017
Let the Romo recruiting in Houston and Denver begin.
The move will be highly symbolic for the Cowboys, getting rid of a distinguished quarterback that's thrown for more than 34,000 yards in 13 seasons in Dallas, but makes total football sense. Dak Prescott showed he is the future of the organization during a great 2016 rookie season.
Last week, a silly rumor emerged that perhaps Romo could land in Washington as part of a three-way deal that would send Kirk Cousins to San Francisco and draft picks to the Cowboys. With news of Romo's release, that rumor can be officially extinguished.
Romo-watch will be riveting to unfold. Houston and Denver seem to be the most likely landing spots on the surface, both possible division champion teams that could certainly use a QB upgrade. Mystery teams generally emerge in these sweepstakes though.
There's also the question as to what Romo has left. He's started just four games in the last two seasons as injuries knocked him out of significant game action.
If healthy, and it's a big if, Romo is a great quarterback.
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