On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys will no longer be Tony Romo’s team. The team has made the decision to release their long-time starting quarterback after the emergence of Dak Prescott during the 2016 season.
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
The Cowboys claimed the top seed in the NFC last season, going 13-3 to win the NFC East. Their playoff run was brief, however, thanks to a 34-31 loss at AT&T Stadium to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional round of the playoffs.
Prescott threw for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns, and just four picks en route to being named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The 36-year old Romo received some courtesy snaps in the Cowboys Week 17 loss to the Eagles, but playing him never seemed to be in the cards all year for Dallas.
He would be an upgrade for many teams behind center, including the aforementioned Broncos and Texans, but teams need to be wary of his injury history. Prior to his one game 2016, Romo appeared in just four games in 2015. Given his age (37 in April), it wouldn’t be a shock to see him go down once again.
Let the wooing of Romo commence!