The inevitable is about to become a reality. The Cowboys are set to release Tony Romo, clearing up cap space and allowing the veteran to be picked up by another team. He certainly has some left in the tank, but the question mark around Romo has always been his health. It’s the reason you’re even reading such an article right now, because had it not been for his preseason injury in 2016, the masses wouldn’t know who Dak Prescott it.
Now the question becomes where will he land. We’ve heard Denver for quite some time now, but stranger things have happened. All of a sudden, Kansas City’s name has been thrown in the mix, which is odd given Alex Smith is more than serviceable. Wherever he lands, he figures to be one of the first free agents scooped up.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported that the Cowboys have told Romo that he will be released, according to a source informed of the decision. When the new league year starts Thursday at 4 p.m. ET, Romo will be free to sign with any team he chooses.
The timing allows Romo to find a new home faster and could create more potential landing spots for him. Rapoport reported Wednesday the Broncos and Texans are “very interested suitors,” meaning they will be fighting over a quarterback for the second straight offseason. The Texans “won” the battle to sign Brock Osweiler last March and they are looking for help once again.