Tony Romo put out an emotional video on Thursday saying ‘goodbye’ to the fans of Dallas, a team he was never able to lead to the promised land of the Super Bowl.
It was reported that the Cowboys would release Romo on Thursday, but now there’s been a 180 on that, and it looks like the team is going to hang on to the QB in an effort to trade him to a team that needs a quarterback – the Broncos and Texans.
Those are the two teams rumored to have the most interest in Romo. As part of the report, Chris Mortensen said the Broncos’ potential trade could involve Denver’s 2016 starting quarterback Trevor Siemian going to the New York Jets, but Mortensen later said there was “some backpedal” on that part of the report. The part about Romo being traded was “still alive,” he said.
Presumably, the Cowboys hadn’t gotten much trade interest in Romo, so the plan as of Wednesday was to cut him. But the Broncos and Texans probably don’t want a bidding war over free-agent Romo, so maybe they started thinking twice about getting Romo in a trade. They’d be trading for Romo’s massive contract, but a restructure seems likely as part of a deal.
Nothing ever happens quietly with the Cowboys. Just when it seemed like the Romo saga might end with a release and no big fireworks, suddenly that story has taken a U-turn at the last minute.
Romo still holds value, and it’s in the Cowboys best interest to try and see if they can make a deal happen. At this point – they have nothing to lose with the veteran QB.