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Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Date of Birth:  04/21/1980
Age:  42
Height  6'2"
Weight:   230
College:  Eastern Illinois
Drafted:  2003 | Undrafted
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Tony Romo | Free Agent QB


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Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Tony Romo has not officially retired from the NFL, according to Todd Archer.

It's not a huge story, considering he could just come out of retirement even if he did retire, but it's worth noting. Romo can sign with any team when he wants, but he's with CBS for now. After seemingly turning down the Texans, an injury to Dak Prescott is probably about the only thing that would get Romo away from the broadcast booth. It'd make for an awkward situation if Romo did leave CBS after they hired him to replace Phil Simms, but Romo isn't likely to return to the playing field.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

The Cowboys are officially releasing Tony Romo, according to multiple reports.

Jane Slater has reported that Romo could be open to a return to Dallas if the Cowboys need him, but it's unclear if he will even consider leaving his new job as the lead color analyst on CBS for any other team. CBS should officially announce the move to bring in Romo to replace Phil Simms sometime today, so if this is truly it for Romo, he will finish his career with an impressive 34,183 yards, 248 touchdowns (117 interceptions), and a quarterback rating of 97.1, but he will always have the limited playoff success working against his case for the Hall of Fame. Including the postseason, Romo has a career 80-53 record, but just a 2-4 record in the playoffs, and never played in an NFC Championship. Still, he ends his career as the leader in most Cowboys career passing statistics, and it is unfortunate that he didn't get a chance to see the field in 2016 on arguably the Cowboys' best roster of the Romo era. Romo is said to be holding a press conference at 4 PM with CBS.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Tony Romo has decided to go into broadcasting, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer.

Romo was apparently going to be released today by the Cowboys, but it doesn't really matter, as Romo has apparently decided to not continue his playing career. It is a bit surprising, as the Texans seemed like a perfect fit, but Romo's health is probably the main reason for his decision. It looks like CBS could be where Romo ends up, and it could be as the main color commentator, which would replace Phil Simms on the network. We wouldn't rule out Romo being done with playing until he signs a contract with a network that forces him to stay in the booth for good, but whether this is it or not, Romo will go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks Cowboys history.

UPDATE: Schefter tweets that he received a text from an NFL executive saying, "Romo is now every teams emergency backup qb in case your starter gets hurt, pay him to come out of 'retirement.'" We think that could eventually be what happens.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Ian Rapoport reports the Broncos or Texans will not trade for Tony Romo, despite the Cowboys allowing teams to talk to him.

Neither side is giving up their position on Romo. It's hard to blame the Cowboys for not wanting to give away their former franchise quarterback, but Romo would likely want to know as soon as possible what he's doing with his life. This could go on for a while.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

According to Mike Garafolo, Jerry Jones has given all teams permission to talk to Tony Romo and "schedule a workout, visit, or physical."

This should accelerate the process of the determination of Romo's future. Garafolo goes on to report that the discussions will be about Romo's contract; in other words, an interested team will have to acquire him in a trade and re-negotiate his current contract with Dallas. The Texans are the team that will almost certainly bring Romo in for a visit (or at least talk to him about his interest).

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

According to Tom Pelissero, Jerry Jones said the deadline for a decision on Tony Romo is training camp.

The assumption is the deadline is about trading Romo; if not, they'll release him. It looks like the Cowboys are not going to just release him until they absolutely have to for Romo to get a full training camp with his potentially new team. The "right" thing to do is probably letting Romo go to see if the Texans or another team would sign him and he can get a full offseason with them, but the Cowboys are intent on keeping Romo on the roster. Jones also said that Romo is "doing great."

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Jane Slater reports that Tony Romo "has distanced himself from teammates and coach who were 'Team Dak.'"

This is told to Slater by a "source." Perhaps Romo thinks he should have been the starter when healthy, but his mid-season press conference declaring that Dak Prescott deserved to be the quarterback for the Cowboys indicates otherwise. Perhaps Romo is more unhappy at this point that the Cowboys are not releasing him to try and sign with the Texans or another team.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Jeff Darlington says he's been told that Tony Romo "believes it's Texans or retirement for 2017."

Darlington reports that the Broncos are not pursuing Romo, but they "haven't closed the door" on adding him to the team. Denver looks like a team that won't discuss Romo until he's a free agent. The Texans and Bill O'Brien would be the best fit for Romo anyway. This could sort itself out if the Cowboys released Romo right now, but that likely would not be the best thing for the Cowboys.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Adam Schefter reports CBS is "making a strong push" to add Tony Romo to their company.

A few weeks ago, Schefter reported that Fox wanted to hire Romo to take John Lynch's spot in the broadcast booth. There's been a major lull in the news surrounding Tony Romo recently. Perhaps he's seriously considering retirement with media companies wanting him. Not that everything is about money, but he'd surely get a nice paycheck from FOX/CBS, if that's the direction he decides to go. It may be a while before this is sorted out.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

The Broncos have not had any meetings discussing Tony Romo, according to head coach Vance Joseph (via James Palmer).

This lines up with everything that's been said so far on the Denver side of things. Perhaps they would like to add Tony Romo to the team, but as of right now he's on the Cowboys. The Broncos insist they're happy with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, but it's fair to wonder if they would sign Romo if/when he becomes available.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Fox wants to hire Tony Romo to replace John Lynch, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter says that other networks are also interested, but Romo wants to keep playing. Lynch, of course took the 49ers general manager job, leaving his spot in the broadcast booth as basically the number two guy behind Troy Aikman open. Romo likely wants to play for either Denver or Houston, otherwise, it wouldn't be the craziest thing in the world if he retired.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

The Cowboys are expected to trade Tony Romo to the Broncos or Texans, according to Chris Mortensen.

This report comes after yesterday's report that the Cowboys will release Romo today. Perhaps both the Broncos and Texans want Romo and don't want to risk him hitting free agency where the other team could sign him. Romo will be a huge get for whatever team ends up acquiring him.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

The Cowboys will release Tony Romo on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer.

In the same tweet Schefter breaks the news, he mentions the Broncos and Texans as options for the veteran passer. We like the Texans better from a real-life and fantasy perspective, as they have arguably a better defense, do have a better offensive line, and Bill O'Brien would finally get a quarterback that truly makes them a contender. Also, Romo gets to stay in Texas. The soon-to-be 37-year old will be a boost to the offense wherever he lands, and would be a huge plus for DeAndre Hopkins.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Jerry Jones doesn't rule out Tony Romo returning to the Cowboys.

Romo told reporters that he has "not ruled out that possibility" when asked if Romo could return to the team next season. Jones also flatly denied that there discussions about a three-team trade between the Cowboys, 49ers, and Redskins involving Kirk Cousins going to the Niners and Romo going to the Redskins. The three-team trade rumor from Ian Rapoport was simply fake news, as expected (and the reason we did not advance it on here).

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Romo expects release; believes he can play 2-3 more seasons, according to Ed Werder.

Werder says that according to a source, Romo is "expecting" to get released, not traded, by the Cowboys. It would be fair for the Cowboys to release Romo and let him pick where he goes, but they could always work out a trade with a team that Romo gives the "OK" to be traded to. We would be very surprised if the Cowboys traded Romo to a team that he does not want to play for without consulting him first. Romo should be starting somewhere in 2017.

Tony Romo | Free Agent QB

Tony Romo will continue his playing career, according to Adam Schefter.

This is not surprising. Romo has done a lot in his career and could obviously retire, but he likely doesn't want to go out like this. He only played one series in Week 17, but he was clearly healthy and looked good. There has been speculation that Romo could land with the Broncos, Jets, and Bears, among other teams. The Cowboys will almost certainly either release him outright or trade him to a team that he wants to go to.

Tony Romo gets playing time in season finale.

Romo came in against the Eagles and looked great, going 3/4 for 29 yards and a touchdown in his only series of the game (and season). Romo can obviously still sling it around, and it's safe to say he won't be back with the Cowboys next season. Hopefully Jerry Jones does the right thing and either releases Romo or trades him to a team he wants to go to.