Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reportedly expects the team will release him at some point this offseason, especially since he’s becoming the backup to the upstart quarterback in Dak Prescott.
We already know the financials of the Romo release are going to be tough for Dallas to deal with. They would need to swallow a lot of money since he’s owed $14 million in 2017, $19.5 million in 2018 and $20.5 million in 2019. But if he is released, there are four teams ready to jump at a chance to scoop him up.
There are two teams which would be no-brainers for Romo to go to — the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans.
The Broncos have expressed interest in bringing in Romo “under the right conditions,” according to a 9 News report from late last month. Denver won’t trade for Romo, according to the report. But would have some interest if he hit free agency.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Romo was focusing on going to the Texans. The Brock Osweiler experiment has been a multi-million dollar disaster and it really looks like Houston is trying to get out of it as soon as possible.
Two teams ESPN’s Ed Werder also suggested Friday on “Mike & Mike” could be in the Romo sweepstakes was the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. The Niners would make more sense than the Rams at this point. Los Angeles going for Romo would be the equivalent to throwing money down the drain. Los Angeles already has Jared Goff ready to go.
The battle is going to be intense. But it all hinges on Dallas releasing Romo.