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April 12, 2017 12:52 PM
Tony Romo: Not filing retirement papers yet
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Romo has yet to file retirement papers and doesn't have any immediate plans to do so,'s Todd Archer reports.

Despite reaching an agreement with CBS to serve as the network's No. 1 color commentator for NFL games, Romo seemingly isn't quite ready to shut the door on the possibility of playing one more season. He was released by the Cowboys last week, giving him the freedom to sign with any team if he ultimately decides to play. While it seems Romo's intention is to focus on his new career in broadcasting, a desperate team with a contending roster might be able to woo him away with an offer at some point between the upcoming draft and Week 1. The Texans, in particular, might be willing to offer him a hefty one-year contract if they don't select a quarterback early in the draft.

April 4, 2017 02:48 PM
Tony Romo: Released by Cowboys
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Romo was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday, Todd Archer of reports.

Romo will be designated as a post-June 1 release, meaning the Cowboys won't receive credit on the salary cap until June 2. In doing so, the Cowboys will save $14 million against the cap in 2017 but will still have to pay the veteran quarterback $10.7 million next season. If Dallas released Romo outright on Tuesday, they would only save $5.1 million against the cap and would have to pay Romo $19.6 next season. The release will free up enough cap space so that the Cowboys will not have to restructure the contracts of Dez Bryant or Tyrone Crawford, moves the team was willing to make on a tight budget this offseason. Romo has already reached a verbal agreement with CBS to be the No. 1 color commentator alongside Jim Nantz. He leaves the Cowboys as the team's all-time leader in passing touchdowns, passing yards, and passer rating.

April 4, 2017 05:20 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Trading in cleats for broadcasting career
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Romo is leaving football to begin a career in broadcasting,'s Todd Archer and Adam Schefter report.

One of the biggest storylines of the offseason finally meets its conclusion, with Romo opting for the broadcast booth rather than a farewell tour with the Texans or Broncos. The Cowboys plan to release him Tuesday, but it's unclear if Romo will actually file retirement papers, as he may want to keep his options open for at least a few more months. His decision likely was motivated by health concerns, as he's made just five appearances over the past two seasons. With Romo out of the picture, Houston likely will set its sights on another quarterback -- be it a rookie or veteran -- to provide competition for Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden. The Broncos seemingly gave up on Romo awhile back, with team officials suggesting for the past few weeks that they're comfortable having Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch compete for the starting job.

April 3, 2017 03:36 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Granted permission to pursue interested teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romo has permission to be in contact with general managers league-wide to schedule a workout, visit or physical with interested parties, reports.

Romo's clearance to pursue interested teams is the latest development in him parting ways with the Cowboys this offseason. However, whereas Romo was at one point expected to be released, it appears Dallas is exploring avenues to instead increase its likelihood of being able to trade him. Given the 36-year-old's history of back problems, prospective suitors will understandably want to have their respective medical staffs check the quarterback's condition before making any move for him, so in granting teams and Romo permission to communicate and gather together, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones seems to be offering a test-drive opportunity to his peers. At the moment, it's unclear how soon to expect movement on Romo's situation, but this latest layer at least figures to expedite the process.

March 29, 2017 01:24 AM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Fate to be decided 'before training camp'
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Owner/general manager Jerry Jones set a deadline of "before training camp" to resolve Romo's situation, Albert Breer of reports.

The Romo saga is growing interminable by the week, with neither party determined to cede ground on their respective demands. What they may be is known to a small inner circle, but the two teams most commonly linked to Romo this offseason are the Broncos and Texans, both of whom have less-than-desirable quarterback situations at the moment. Romo may also be considering television, as FOX and CBS have been making attempts to add him to their rosters, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Jones seemingly acknowledged the scope of Romo's reality, stating that the quarterback is "doing great" and "has options," per Tom Pelissero of USA Today. As the waiting game goes on, it's unclear at this point if Romo will be suiting up for NFL action or the TV studio in the 2017 campaign.

March 28, 2017 04:32 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Broncos still denying interest
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Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said the team has not had any discussions about Romo, David Helman of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Broncos maintain that they aren't interested in Romo, who may thus be left to decide between the Houston Texans and a career in broadcasting. It's possible the Broncos are denying interest in an effort to convince the Cowboys to release their veteran quarterback, but it seems more likely that Denver actually does prefer its in-house options, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch.

March 25, 2017 02:12 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Could be contemplating retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romo may be mulling offers to retire and take up a broadcasting career, Vince Langford of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Both FOX and CBS are said to be interested in having Romo become an analyst, and with his football future still in limbo while he remains property of the Cowboys, a less physically demanding job might be appealing for the 37-year-old. The Texans remain the most likely destination for Romo if he does keep playing, but for the moment, the Dallas and Houston front offices are locked in a game of chicken, with Jerry Jones unwilling to part with his long-time QB without some sort of compensation. If neither team blinks soon, Romo may take the decision out of their hands.

March 9, 2017 03:48 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Back on trading block
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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 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.

March 8, 2017 02:08 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Release from Cowboys expected
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The Cowboys are expected to release Romo on Thursday, Adam Schefter of 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.

March 6, 2017 08:04 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Future still to be determined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 28, 2017 12:40 AM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Release expected soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 midseason 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.

February 25, 2017 08:25 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Has not had conversations with team yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

February 20, 2017 02:20 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Poised to discuss future with Jerry Jones
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romo will likely discuss his future with owner/GM Jerry Jones before the NFL Scouting Combine, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Before the NFL officially kicks off its annual period of scrutiny regarding prospects on Feb. 28, the Cowboys brass led by Jones are expected to meet with Romo and discuss the best course of action with their long-time quarterback. With Romo out of the lineup last season, Dak Prescott helmed the offense impeccably, proving that the Cowboys are in good hands under center. There appears to be a willingness from Romo's camp to rework his contract and facilitate a trade to an interested organization, netting the Cowboys assets in the process. No matter how the offseason proceeds, he's on the road to residing in new climes for the first time in his lengthy career.

February 16, 2017 01:35 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Expects release from Cowboys
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Romo expects to be released by the Cowboys this offseason, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.

A preseason compression fracture of the L1 vertebrae in Romo's back allowed the Cowboys to discover their quarterback for years to come in Dak Prescott, who along with fellow rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott helped their side to the No. 1 seed on the NFC side of the playoff bracket in 2016. With Prescott entrenched at the top of the QB depth chart, Dallas' front office has a tough call on its hands with Romo this offseason. If Romo is to be believed, he'll enter the open market in the coming weeks or months, giving him another chance to start elsewhere. Clearly, interested parties will have to weigh risk versus reward, but a 78-49 record as a starter and more than 34,000 passing yards on his odometer will likely supersede the soon-to-be 37-year-old's checkered medical chart.

February 15, 2017 03:35 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Future with Cowboys up in air
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Romo's future with the Cowboys is in question, the Dallas Morning News reports. "It's a juncture we have to address," owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. "I don't know how ultimately we will resolve this and nobody should be alarmed because you don't have all the answers. There are some issues here that you just have to see how the cards are playing. But we'll work to this."

Romo suffered yet another debilitating injury in the preseason, paving the way for Dak Prescott to direct Dallas' offense with a surprising veteran savvy. As Romo grew closer to full health from a compression fracture of the L1 vertebrae in his back, Prescott established a stranglehold on the starting gig with an 11-game winning streak, the tail end of which Romo yielded to the rookie. Active from Week 11 onward, Romo served as Prescott's primary backup, making one brief appearance in the season finale. The Cowboys are now sure to explore all options, whether it's via trade, cutting Romo, or keeping him around as an insurance policy for Prescott.

January 11, 2017 05:55 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Unlisted on injury report Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romo wasn't listed on the Cowboys' injury report Wednesday.

Although he was absent from practice last Thursday due to an illness, Romo took part Friday and clearly showed no ill-effects during the initial session of divisional-round prep. He'll continue onward as the primary backup to starting QB Dak Prescott.

January 6, 2017 11:35 AM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Returns to practice
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Romo returned to practice Friday after missing Thursday's session due to illness, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Romo's activity level in Friday's session is yet to be revealed, but it's encouraging that his illness didn't linger long. Furthermore, with another week before the Cowboys will appear in the playoffs, Romo figures to be healthy to back up Dak Prescott next Sunday.

January 5, 2017 03:00 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Comes down with illness
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Romo missed Thursday's practice due to "flu-like symptoms," the Dallas Morning News reports.

In the midst of a bye week, the Cowboys are growing ever healthier, but Romo arrived at the team's practice facility and went home after his situation was ascertained. Once divisional-round prep ramps up next week, he'll likely be good to go, but a backup role clearly awaits behind rookie Dak Prescott.

January 3, 2017 10:25 PM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Throws TD pass in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romo played for only one series in Week 17's loss to the Eagles but made it count, completing three of four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

He showed no rust whatsoever despite having not played a regular season game since Thanksgiving last season, and Romo should head into the playoffs as the Cowboys' primary backup behind Dak Prescott. Expect Romo to be in another uniform next year, but it looks like he can still be a productive QB in the NFL -- for however many games he can stay healthy, at least.

December 30, 2016 11:40 AM
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Expected to play in Week 17
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Romo is now expected to see action in Week 17's game against the Eagles, ESPN reports.

Originally, word from the Cowboys was that Dak Prescott would start in Week 17 before being replaced by Mark Sanchez, but it now appears as though the team might use all three quarterbacks against Philadelphia. Romo hasn't played in a regular-season game since a Thanksgiving loss to the Panthers in 2015, and with Prescott now established as the franchise's QB of the present and future, an appearance Sunday would likely end up being the veteran's final game in a Cowboys uniform.


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