Dallas Cowboys to Release Tony Romo Today
As a lifelong Cowboys fan, and a huge Tony Romo supporter, today is a sad day. Not as sad as Troy Aikman retiring in the early 2000's, but the time has come.
I wrote during last year's season about the balancing act the Cowboys were dealing with between Dak Prescott and Tony Romo. My overall opinion was to go with Dak. That lead to a 13-3 season, a playoff berth and, in my opinion, one of the greatest playoff games ever, a 34-31 loss to the Packers.
Well, time has come for the Cowboys to decide what to do with Tony Romo as free agency has begun in the NFL. Today, the Cowboys will release Tony Romo after 14 seasons with the team.
According to ESPN, Tony leads the Cowboys in passing yards (34,183) and touchdowns (248) and is third in wins (78) behind only Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman in Cowboys history. But the knock against Tony was the playoffs with a record of 2-6.
Dak Prescott is the man in Dallas now and rightfully so. The Cowboys need to find a capable backup now. That could be in Jacksonville's own Josh McCown, who worked out for the team Wednesday.
Tony's likely destinations are either the Houston Texans or the Denver Broncos. I'd prefer Tony to retire, though. He's 37 and his body has been through enough. But he is a competitor and feels he can play a couple more years.
Thank you Tony for your time in the silver and blue. I'll be rooting for you where ever you're next destination is.