Cowboys Expected to Release Franchise QB

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NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Cowboys have informed Romo he will be released on Thursday at the start of the free agency period at 4:00pm. He will be released with a post-June 1st designation to spread out $24.7M cap hit over 2 years.

Tony Romo’s 13 year stint with the Dallas Cowboys may be over on Thursday.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, it seems it’s “a very strong likelihood” the Cowboys release Romo on Thursday if they don’t receive a “strong trade” offer from another team.

With over 34,000 passing yards and 248 career TDs, the 36 year old QB would be an instant upgrade to teams like the Broncos and Texans who seem to be a QB away from making strong Superbowl runs. Despite only playing 5 games over the past 2 years, Romo is worth the risk to those teams with young QBs in need of another season or two of development before getting full time work. Due to his age and recent injury history, teams should be able to get him on a fairly cap friendly deal via free agency so it’s doubtful Dallas will be receiving and trade offers for his current contract by Thursday.

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