After Dak Prescott excelled in his role as starting quarterback due to an injury to Tony Romo in the preseason, it looks like Tony’s career as part of the Dallas Cowboys organization is over.
He holds the record the most passing yards and touchdowns in franchise history, but his salary would cost Jerry Jones a pretty penny to keep around for another year as backup. With the release, Romo will have the opportunity to sign elsewhere, most likely to a playoff contending team.
The news comes following the fact that no team would offer enough to trade for Tony, as well as take on the risk of his commanding salary for someone as injury prone as him.
The Cowboys are now saving $14 million against their cap this year.
Options for Dallas to take over that backup role include Josh McCown, while Romo is looking at the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and possibly the Jacksonville Jaguars as options.