Tony Romo PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys attempts a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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.

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!

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I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.

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