The Cowboys are seeking to trade Romo to either the Broncos or Texans, Chris Mortenson of ESPN reports. There was a widespread belief that the Cowboys would release Romo at the start of the new league year Thursday, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Having said that, Romo's contract is quite amenable for cap purposes, with a $14 million base salary in 2017 and veritable team options of $19.5 million and $20.5 million for the next two campaigns. If the Cowboys are unable to work out a trade, the Broncos and Texans are the favorites to land the soon-to-be 37-year-old quarterback as a free agent.
The Cowboys are expected to release Romo on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. The Cowboys would ideally prefer to receive compensation of some form for their long-time quarterback, but Romo's age (37 in April) and voluminous medical chart likely hindered the quest for an acceptable deal. With a number of QB-needy teams ready to open their coffers, he shouldn't have much difficulty landing a starting gig elsewhere. His success next season will be tied to the new weapons around him, but for a player with just five appearances over the last two years, there's no telling how the next chapter of his career will proceed.
Romo's future team remains uncertain, as does the manner in which he'll inevitably leave the Cowboys this offseason, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. Romo, to no surprise, was reportedly a hot topic at the NFL Combine, where executives from across the league discussed what his future may hold. While it's widely agreed that the veteran QB is expected to leave Dallas this offseason, it's unclear how the Cowboys will go about moving their former franchise quarterback. The team could trade or release him, but a course of action is not thought to have been decided at the one meeting between Romo and Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones since the season ended. As a result, elements of uncertainty continue to surround Romo, leaving his 2017 fantasy outlook to be determined.
Romo is likely to be released by the Cowboys within the next two weeks, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. Romo's future with the Cowboys has been the subject of much discussion since quarterback Dak Prescott emerged as Dallas' long-term answer at the position over the course of his sensational rookie campaign. In supporting Prescott from the sidelines following his mid-season return from a back injury, Romo continued to do well by the Cowboys, who are expected to reward him by allowing him to dictate his future team in return. That opportunity will most likely come by Romo being released, which is a process that could be accelerated by talks held at this week's scouting combine. Although exactly where Romo will play in 2017 remains uncertain, it seems news on that front could surface sooner than later.
Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones is expected to make the decision on the future of Romo soon, but Jones said he has not yet spoken with the veteran quarterback, Charean William of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. It was previously reported that the two sides would speak before the NFL Scouting Combine, and that begins Tuesday. Rookie Dak Prescott stepped in for the injured veteran and had a magical season. Prescott is expected to start in 2017, but it is possible the veteran Romo could be kept around as insurance. It would likely take a pay cut to make that happen. Vegas even has odds on Romo's 2017 team, and the Cowboys are considered the favorite (along with the Broncos).
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