For better or for worse, Tony Romo has long been the face of the franchise for the Dallas Cowboys, but those days are in the rear-view mirror now.
Romo’s preseason injury paved the way for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott to grab the starting job, and the Mississippi State product quickly established himself as the starter. Prescott had a fantastic rookie season in Big D, finishing the 2016 campaign with 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions while guiding the Cowboys all the way to the divisional round.
Give full credit to Romo, though. The veteran signal-caller read a statement to the media in mid-November regarding his situation, saying he understood the team’s decision to keep rolling with Prescott.
Romo is 36 and injury-prone, but there are far worse quarterbacks starting for NFL teams. So, where will No. 9 be suiting up next season? Oddsmakers at Sportsbook think he’s destined for Houston.
The shop is offering odds on where Romo will be next season, with the Houston Texans (-150), CBS (+180), any other team besides the Texans (+250), FOX (+600) and no NFL team/nor CBS or FOX (+1000).
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has stated the deadline on a decision regarding Romo is training camp. There were rumors the QB would be released on March 9, the first day of the league year. "This is the offseason," Jones recently said. "We’re not missing doing anything. From the standpoint of our franchise and the Cowboys, nothing is being held up here at all."
Romo received offers to join the broadcasting world after talking with FOX and CBS, and it wouldn’t be a total surprise to see him go that route. He’ll be 37 next month and has had collarbone and back injuries, and he has a young family with a third child on the way. It may be time for Romo to walk off into the sunset, but only time will tell.
Will Romo suit up in an NFL uniform next year? Or will he ditch the gridiron for the broadcasting booth? Have your say in the comments.