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Tony Romo to be released by Cowboys, per report

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Dallas is cutting their best quarterback.

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Tony Romo will officially be released by the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow on Thursday, March 9, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Romo’s release hardly comes as a surprise. It was always likely the Cowboys would have to cut their veteran passer. It was hard to imagine Romo, who turns 37 in April and has dealt with significant injury issues over the past few years, was going to draw much of a trade market. And with Romo’s cap hit set at $24.7 million in 2017, keeping him wasn’t an option.

So the Cowboys will cut the best quarterback on their roster while getting nothing in return.

Moving forward, Dak Prescott will take over under center after putting up some impressive numbers as a rookie. It sure helped that he didn’t have to pass the ball much since Dallas logged the third fewest pass attempts, but he obviously played well for a rookie.

It’ll be interesting to see where Romo ends up. There’s talk that the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans will be interested in him. It would be pretty funny if he plays well next year while Prescott struggles. Not saying that’s likely, but surely the possibility has the potential to torment Cowboys fans.

Romo made his first start for Dallas all the way back in 2006. He went 11-8 in 19 career games against the Eagles. Maybe Philadelphia will square off against him again with his new team.


By the way ... whoops!