Tony Romo will be released by the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow, the day free agency officially starts in the NFL. Romo lost his starting job last season after suffering an injury in the preseason. Rookie 4th round pick Dak Prescott took over, and the team put Romo in the rear view ever since.
Dallas tried to get a trade worked out for the veteran QB who turns 37 in April, but teams aren’t giving up picks for the oft-injured QB. Romo will still get interest on the open market, and is expected to visit several teams. Romo was set to count for $24.7 million against the cap this year, and that wasn’t happening. Romo has $19.6 million in dead cap space if he is cut.
Jerry Jones and Romo have pinky promised that Romo won’t go to the Redskins this year(thanks Jerruh). The three way trade rumor between the Cowboys, Redskins, and 49ers quickly died, along with any fears that Romo would ever wear the Burgundy and Gold.
Romo injuries: Disk surgery, 2 broken clavicles, 2 transverse process fractures and a cyst removed from spine.— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) March 8, 2017