When Tony Romo inevitably joins a new team, it will likely be via free agency. ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter tweets that it’d be a “major upset” if the Cowboys trade the veteran quarterback, noting that it’s much more likely that he’s ultimately released.
There were whispers from earlier this week that the team was going to cut the four-time Pro Bowler, but subsequent reports indicated that the team was instead going to trade the 36-year-old instead. Regardless, Romo’s tenure in Dallas is surely over as the team looks to move forward with Dak Prescott.
The Broncos have consistently been connected to Romo, and we learned earlier this week that the veteran wants to play for Denver. The Texans have also been mentioned as a likely suitor, and the organization’s trade of Brock Osweiler may have been motivated by an impending Romo trade or signing.
Despite the rumors, the market for the quarterback has been “laid back,” although I don’t necessarily attribute this to a lack of interest. Rather, teams may not want to give up any type of assets for Romo. After all, the Cowboys won’t head into next season with another quarterback controversy, so their hand will eventually be forced.
Romo last played full-time during the 2014 season, when he completed a league-high 69.9% of his passes for 3,705 yards and 34 touchdowns against just nine interceptions.
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