Tony Romo expecting to be released by Dallas, not traded
Just like we all expected Tony Romo’s final days as a member of the Dallas Cowboys have come to an end, but the elite Cowboys passer isn’t calling it quits just yet as Father Time stares him dead in the face. As expected the veteran passer isn’t depending on the Cowboys to look over trade offers to send him somewhere, instead Tony will have the pleasure of determining his own landing spot once he’s released.
Even at 37 years of age Romo believes he can play another 2-3 seasons in the league, despite his injury history and age. Reality is the past two seasons have been very rocky for Romo, but there’s no doubt that the 14-year veteran can step into almost any offense and change the game for them in a heartbeat. Now we turn to the Houston Texans. Romo wants to play for a contender, and Texans sure as hell fall under that category. They have one of the league’s top defenses, two of the top pass rushers in Clowney and J.J. Watt, a true #1 receiver when utilized properly in Deandre Hopkins, not to mention the Texans also picked up a top 10 running back in Lamar Miller last season. All the players Romo would need to keep him healthy and as a serious threat in the AFC in general.
The Texans signed former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 millions contract with $37 million in guaranteed money last offseason, and it raised a lot of eyebrows at the time. Not surprising that it didn’t pan out the way the Texans had hoped for. Osweiler as a starter completed less than 60 percent of his pass attempts for a poor, poor passer rating of 72.2 in 2016. If the Texans were to add Romo, the Texans would have a pretty high chance of solving their quarterback issues, and bounce back from what could’ve been a great season if it wasn’t from the horrible signing of Osweiler.
The opportunity is certainly there, even if Houston has to wait till June 1st to make a move for Romo. The only real concern here is what the Texans will do if Romo were to face another serious injury. It will be up to the Texans to decide what they do with Osweiler, or go ahead and follow in steps of Dallas and draft a rookie quarterback as insurance policy in case such a thing were to happen, but looking at it positively here maybe change is what Romo needs to make one more deep-run for the Super Bowl.
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