Cowboys' Tony Romo Expects Release, Confident He Is Still A Starter

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 02/17/17 03:01AM EST
Tony Romo
Quarterback Tony Romo is expecting the Dallas Cowboys to release him, not to be traded. (Photo : Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tony Romo reportedly expects the Dallas Cowboys to let him go this off-season. The veteran quarterback is confident that he can still be a starter in the NFL for a few more years, a role he would unlikely get in Dallas following a stellar season by rookie Dak Prescott.

Prescott's emergence during the 2016 season led to numerous trade rumors involving Tony Romo. The Cowboys are predicted to deal him to another team now that they've found their new starter and franchise quarterback. However, it looks like the 36-year-old believes that he will not be dealt, instead, they will just release him. 

Yahoo! Sports mentioned that if this happens, Romo will be "a lot more attractive" to teams because they will no longer need to make sacrifices including future draft picks, to acquire him. Since he would be a free agent, they could just offer him a contract. However, according to the report, there is going to be a "bidding war" among the interested organizations. 

Romo's current contract with Dallas has him signed until 2019. As of now, the Cowboys are yet to revea anyl plans regarding their longtime star player. It remains likely that they could trade him to at least get something in return for his value. Indeed he is aging and has dealt with multiple injuries over the past few seasons, but there are several teams in dire need of a quarterback. The Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and the Buffalo Bills are just a few. 

The last time Romo played a game was during Dallas' regular season finale versus the Philadelphia Eagles. In that appearance, he showed that he is still capable of producing when he is on the field. In a quick relief stint, he completed 3-of-4 passes for 29 yards and a touchdown. The Cowboys ended up losing, 27-13. 



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