The Dallas Cowboys will officially release Tony Romo on Thursday, according to latest NFL news. The veteran quarterback has been involved in NFL trade rumors for the last few months after Dak Prescott took over as starting QB in Dallas.
The Cowboys could have traded Romo but his expensive contract might have turned off potential suitors. The interested teams are likely waiting for Romo to be available via free agency, which could happen as early as Thursday.
Tony Romo release by Thursday
Adam Schefter and Todd Archer of ESPN confirmed the news that the Cowboys are letting go of Romo on Thursday. Shcefter added that the Tony Romo to Houston Texans or Denver Broncos recruiting would now begin. Although those two teams have been involved in rumors in acquiring Romo the last few days. Archer also noted that it’s not clear if the Cowboys will “outright release” Romo or designate him as a “post-June 1” cut.
The NFL rumors of Tony Romo to Denver Broncos or Houston Texans have been heating up the last week. Romo is reportedly interested in signing with a Super Bowl title contender. Both the Broncos and Texans have respected team defenses and adding Romo under center will upgrade their offense.
There were speculations that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who is also the general manager, considered sticking with Romo. But he is an expensive backup QB behind Dak Prescott. Romo lost his starting job to the rookie QB last offseason after the former suffered from a preseason injury.
Sources tell Adam Schefter and me the Dallas Cowboys will release Tony Romo on Thursday, the first day of the… https://t.co/VYqZohZhKF
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 8, 2017
Cowboys are releasing Tony Romo on Thursday, sources tell @toddarcher and me.
Let the Romo recruiting in Houston and Denver begin.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2017
Broncos, Romo mutual interest
A recent NFL rumor stated that the Broncos are ready to make a move on Romo. Denver has two options, to get him in a trade with the Cowboys or wait for Dallas to waive him and sign him in free agency. The latter is the likely scenario now that the Cowboys are set to release him by Thursday.
Denver has young QB’s Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. But basing on the past performances of both last season, the Denver wants to have a veteran player under center if they want to get back to contention for the Super Bowl next season. Romo’s role would be similar to that of Peyton Manning, who led the team to an NFL title two years ago.
Other teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, have also been mentioned in Tony Romo rumors. But it appears the veteran quarterback will make the Houston Texans or Denver Broncos as his favorite landing spot during free agency.
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