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Tony Romo | Quarterback | #9

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
College: Eastern Illinois
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The Denver Channel's Troy Renck believes the Broncos "haven’t closed the door" on Tony Romo.
A previous report suggested it’s the Texans or retirement for Romo. The Broncos aren’t going to trade Dallas anything, but aren’t ruling out signing Romo if/when he becomes a free agent. Houston remains Romo's most likely landing spot. Mar 24 - 7:11 PM

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According to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, Tony Romo believes his options for 2017 are retiring or playing for the Texans.

Darlington said the Broncos haven't "closed the door" on Romo but aren't actively pursuing him. Romo ending up in Houston seemed like a forgone conclusion when the Texans traded Brock Osweiler to Cleveland, but no progress has been made. With Romo still stranded in Dallas, it's possible he could leave to pursue a career in broadcasting. Romo has been offered gigs with Fox Sports and CBS. All we know for sure is that Romo is done in Dallas.
Mar 24 - 4:51 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tony Romo is drawing interest as a television analyst for Fox Sports and CBS.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King hinted that Romo turned down a "very good" television offer a few weeks ago. The Cowboys are still holding out hope of trading Romo, though the Broncos and Texans seem to have called their bluff. Injuries and the emergence of Dak Prescott have limited the 36-year-old to just five appearances over his last two seasons.
Mar 24 - 4:08 PM

Appearing on The Rich Eisen Show, Sports Illustrated's Peter King said he believes the Cowboys are "willing to wait" on Tony Romo.

It's somewhat stunning that Romo hasn't been released yet, but as King notes, there's no urgency to move him with OTAs still over four weeks away. The Broncos don't seem to be taking the bait, so for now it looks like the Cowboys are trying to goad the Texans into making a trade. King also mentioned that Romo turned down a "very good job" three weeks ago. While King didn't explicitly say what it was, he strongly hinted the offer was for a job in television. It could be a while before this situation resolves itself.
Mar 19 - 12:16 PM

Speaking Monday, Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team hasn't had "one meeting" about Cowboys QB Tony Romo.

The Cowboys are desperately trying to trade Romo, but the Broncos seem content to wait them out. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram predicted Monday the Cowboys won't find a trade partner for their former franchise quarterback. It's becoming a matter of when, not if, Romo is granted his release.
Mar 13 - 2:37 PM

Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram does not believe the Cowboys will be able to trade Tony Romo.

Williams writes, "Everyone has called their bluff." Dallas has held onto Romo in the hopes of forcing the Broncos or Texans to give up a pick. Denver has made it very clear they are not going to trade for him, however, and the Texans are not likely to give up more draft capital after trading a second-round pick to free up cap space for a potential run at the quarterback. As has been the case all along, the Cowboys will likely end up cutting Romo. The only question is when.
Mar 13 - 11:01 AM

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle believes the Texans will still draft a quarterback even if they bring in Tony Romo.

Houston is well-positioned for Romo after dumping Brock Osweiler last week. But at 37 (in April), Romo is a two-year stopgap at best. The Texans own the 25th pick in the draft, which means they'd have to trade up to land either North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky or Clemson's Deshaun Watson. Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes could be available if the Texans stand pat at No. 25. Tom Savage is currently atop Houston's quarterback depth chart, but it would be an upset if he's the Texans' Week 1 starter.
Mar 12 - 11:55 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports "it would be a major upset" if the Cowboys are able to find a trade partner for Tony Romo.

Dallas is holding Romo in hopes of getting the Broncos or Texans to give up a pick, but it does not seem like that is going to happen. The Broncos have leaked several reports trying to convince the Cowboys they are not interested, and the Texans do not seem prepared to give up anything in a trade either. Schefter believes the Cowboys will eventually be forced to release Romo.
Mar 11 - 1:47 PM

According to NFL Network's James Palmer, there's "no guarantee" the Broncos will pursue Tony Romo even if he becomes a free agent.

Denver and Houston have long been considered the favorites to land Romo, but now the Broncos may be having second thoughts. The Cowboys are still trying to trade Romo, which has always been a deal breaker for GM John Elway. Even if Romo hits the market, Houston might be a better fit, both for Romo's body and his family. The Texans seem to be all-in on Romo after dumping Brock Osweiler. We wouldn't rule out Denver yet, but the Broncos appear satisfied moving forward with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch.
Mar 10 - 8:18 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Fox Sports is looking to replace John Lynch with Tony Romo on NFL broadcasts.

Lynch, of course, left Fox to be the 49ers' GM. This isn't the first time a network has pursued Romo about a career in broadcasting. That will certainly be an option for Romo down the line but most reports suggest he's not ready to hang up his cleats. It's been surprisingly quiet on the Romo front as the Cowboys are waiting to see if anyone will offer them a trade. Romo said his goodbye to Dallas on social media, so he'll be gone sooner or later.
Mar 10 - 7:39 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Cowboys now expect to trade Tony Romo to Denver or Houston instead of releasing him.

The Cowboys had been dragging their feet on cutting their ex-quarterback, and now we know why. It's not exactly a surprise. Romo's contract isn't all that different from Mike Glennon's, and he's appeared open to either Denver or Houston. This sticky situation could end up a win-win.
Mar 9 - 2:08 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Broncos have yet to have a formal meeting regarding the possibility of signing Tony Romo.

Anderson reports Romo is viewed as a "non-story" by some people in the organization until he is released, which is expected to happen Thursday. It is extremely unlikely the Broncos have not had deep deliberations about adding Romo and how much he will cost, but it makes sense for them to feign disinterest in public. The Texans are also expected to be interested once Romo is released.
Mar 9 - 10:58 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys will release Tony Romo on Thursday.

After 14 years, the Romo Era has finally ended in Dallas. While it's a little surprising the Cowboys didn't pursue a trade for Romo, they're doing right by giving the veteran a chance to choose his next team. Now that he's a free agent, Romo will immediately become the biggest name on the market. New suitors could emerge but right now it appears Romo will end up in either Denver or Houston. He'd be a marvelous fit for either team.
Mar 8 - 1:54 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports there is a "strong likelihood" the Cowboys release Tony Romo on Thursday.

La Canfora leaves the door open for a possible trade, but if teams know Dallas will be cutting Romo, there's no need to give up anything of value and take on his contract. Teams can now get Romo on their terms. Getting cut this early would be best-case scenario for all involved, allowing the Texans, Broncos, and whoever else to get their ducks in a row quickly at quarterback.
Mar 8 - 1:10 PM

NFL Network's James Palmer reports the Chiefs are not interested in Tony Romo.

The Chiefs have force-fed the media about how committed they remain to Alex Smith. As foolish as it sounds, it appears coach Andy Reid is again ready to tie his horses to Smith for another season despite perennial early-playoff exits. The Chiefs have arguably the best top-to-bottom roster in the league, but it's being sunk down to Smith's level, and he's been unable to take his game to new heights. Romo appears destined for Denver or Houston.
Mar 7 - 6:40 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Dak Prescott
2Tony Romo
3Kellen Moore
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Darren McFadden
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
FB1Keith Smith
2Rod Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Andy Jones
4Shaq Evans
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Lucky Whitehead
4Quincy McDuffie
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Rico Gathers
5Connor Hamlett
LT1Tyron Smith
2Clay DeBord
LG1La'El Collins
2Ryan Seymour
3Jonathan Cooper
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
2Kadeem Edwards
RT1Chaz Green
2Emmett Cleary
3Byron Bell
K1Dan Bailey