NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys to Release Tony Romo, Not Trade Him This Offseason?

By Paul E. Davidson, Posted: 02/17/17 09:02AM EST

One of the top stories of the 2017 NFL offseason is the future of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and where he will play next season. The latest NFL rumors imply that Romo believes he is going to get released by the Cowboys.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Romo thinks the Cowboys are going to cut him this offseason rather than trade him for some assets. The Cowboys are clearly moving on from the veteran quarterback after a strong season from rookie QB Dak Prescott.

Romo playing as the backup is not going to work because he made it clear that he wants to be a starter next season whether for the Cowboys or a different team. The 37-year-old QB had a tough season wherein he was plague by a back injury, with Prescott taking his spot on the roster.

The 23-year-old rookie QB was excellent, as he led the Cowboys back to the playoffs with a 13-3 record. Although Dallas lost in the NFC Divisional Round against the Green Bay Packers, the future of the franchise is very clear.

The only future that is not clear is Romo's, but there are teams that are going to be interested in him. Some of the teams looking for a QB include the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears, per Yahoo! Sports.

NBA rumors have already linked Romo to the Broncos, Jets, Browns and Bears. However, Jerry Jones has a liking to the longtime Cowboys QB. The two clearly have a great relationship but it's time for the Cowboys to move on.

It should be noted that Romo has only played in four games in the past couple of seasons due to several injuries. However, he is also only a couple of seasons removed from a great MVP-type season in 2014. Cowboys safety Barry Church believes Romo is back to his 2014 form and the team getting his services is very lucky.

"He looked like 2014 Romo when he was out there slinging it. He looked good to me, like he had a lot left in him," Church said, via

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