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What Are The Odds Romo Starts For Cowboys Again?

It would appear as though the Dak Prescott era is here to stay in Dallas. Even though Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stood staunchly behind Tony Romo as long as he could, he finally somewhat relented.

“Dak has got a hot hand and we are going to go with it,” Jones said. “It’s not hard. It’s not hard at all. Tony would make the same decision. That’s what you do.”

Romo injured a vertebra in the preseason and was afforded the ability to nurse the injury to full health with Prescott performing well. However, nobody expected a fourth-round rookie out of Mississippi State to step behind center and become one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the NFL. Prescott sits in the top 10 among qualified players in completion percentage, yards per pass attempt and quarterback rating

According to a report from Ian Rapoport, Romo is willing to be Prescott’s backup, which is a role Romo has not filled since 2006. However, can the Cowboys truly afford to keep Romo in the backup position considering his contract? Romo is in the middle of a six-year, $108-million contract that will see the Cowboys pay a 37-year-old quarterback $14 million next season.

Comparably, Prescott is on a four-year rookie deal that accounts for about $500,000 of cap space moving forward.

The issue may be the potential dead money for the Cowboys if they were to trade Romo this season. Shipping him elsewhere this season would result in $11 million in dead money, but if they trade him next season, that number gets cut nearly in half.

With all of those factors in mind, here are Romo’s odds to start for the Cowboys this season and the odds he will even be with the squad to start next year.

Will Tony Romo Start A Game For The Dallas Cowboys This Season?

Odds as of November 15 at BetOnline

  • Yes +190
  • No -240
Will Tony Romo Be With The Dallas Cowboys Next Season?

Odds as of November 15 at BetOnline

  • Yes +120
  • No -150