Jerry Jones and Tony Romo have gone over “all scenarios”

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One of the biggest stories of the 2017 offseason centers on the future of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. On Monday’s PFT Live, Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram provided some excellent information and insight about the future of the team’s former franchise quarterback.

Here are the highlights.

First, Hill said that Romo won’t be traded to or sign with Washington. “That’s not happening,” Hill said.

Second, Hill reinforced the notion that Jones and Romo will have a wink-nod deal as to where he will or won’t go, if Romo eventually is cut.

Third, Hill said the Cowboys at least for now are waiting for a trade offer to materialize, possibly from the Broncos or Texans, in the hopes that Romo would accept the deal.

Fourth, Hill said Jones told reporters recently that he already has spoken to Romo, and that Jones said he has gone over all scenarios with Romo, which would allow a decision to be made quickly if necessary.

Fifth, Hill believes Romo would be inclined to take a Greg Hardy-type contract that pays Romo based on the number of games he eventually plays. That could make it easier for a team like the Broncos or Texans to justify adding Romo. If he plays, he gets paid. If he doesn’t play, he doesn’t get paid.

For everything Clarence Hill had to say, check out the video. It’s fairly short but it is packed with quality content. If you ignore the parts where I was talking.

30 responses to “Jerry Jones and Tony Romo have gone over “all scenarios”

  1. And yet another multiple, daily presser from Jerrah.

    Hey Jerrah, your allegeD “wink-nod” agreement with Romi violates several anti-trust laws. Just sayin’.

  2. As a close friend of the organization Tony should simply take on the backup/mentor role because a team poised to win a championship cannot hinge their season on the oft-injured QB without a viable backup option.

  3. Trailing 21-20, the Cowboys were a field goal away from advancing to the next round of the 2007 NFL playoffs. All Tony Romo had to do was catch the snap. He didn’t and the Seahawks remarkably won the game.

  4. blitzinc43 says:
    Mar 6, 2017 12:11 PM
    As a close friend of the organization Tony should simply take on the backup/mentor role because a team poised to win a championship cannot hinge their season on the oft-injured QB without a viable backup option.

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    No chance…..the Pats already have two backup QBs. He can stay and lose with the Cowboys or go and get hurt playing somewhere else.

  5. It’s so refreshing that an owner would go out of their way to take care of a QB that was never hurt while playing for them and has won them multiple championship rings – I don’t get it the undeserved hoopla surrounding Romo. Maybe he’s a nice guy but as far a player he has won nothing for Dallas.

  6. tonyzendejas says:
    Mar 6, 2017 12:19 PM

    Trailing 21-20, the Cowboys were a field goal away from advancing to the next round of the 2007 NFL playoffs. All Tony Romo had to do was catch the snap. He didn’t and the Seahawks remarkably won the game.

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    and just like that the Romo legacy began

  7. If Romo accepts a wink-nod agreement not to play for Washington, he’s foolish. They have a long tradition of overpaying for older and injury-plagued players. Plus, Dan Snyder would likely love to sign away Romo and put him out there twice a year against Jerrah. But, I also think Dallas is foolish if they don’t look at trading Romo in-division. Getting a mid-round pick is better than nothing.

  8. You can’t tell me that this “wink wink” deal doesn’t violate the daylights out of the CBA. If the NFL doesn’t fine Jerry for this one, I’ll be amazed.

  9. If Romo accepts a wink-nod agreement not to play for Washington, he’s foolish. They have a long tradition of overpaying for older and injury-plagued players. Plus, Dan Snyder would likely love to sign away Romo and put him out there twice a year against Jerrah. But, I also think Dallas is foolish if they don’t look at trading Romo in-division. Getting a mid-round pick is better than nothing.
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    Why would Romo want to play for Washington ? their defense sucks worse than Dallas

  10. tonyzendejas says:
    Mar 6, 2017 12:19 PM

    Trailing 21-20, the Cowboys were a field goal away from advancing to the next round of the 2007 NFL playoffs. All Tony Romo had to do was catch the snap. He didn’t and the Seahawks remarkably won the game.

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    Some players come up big in the postseason….some come up small. With a 2-6 lifetime record on the postseason….Romo comes up very small.

  11. Horse-face may be a lot of things but one thing he is not is stupid. He will look at that 2-4 post-season record and know that Romo is not taking the Broncos back to the SB.

    OTOH, the Texans would relish the idea of just making the post season on a regular basis.

  12. I think the most likely outcome is that he’s released and designated a post June 1st cut so they can spread the cap hit. That allows the Cowboys to free up the most amount of money this year, and allows Romo to pick his landing spot.

    With Romo being owed $54 million over the next three years, I don’t think a trade is very likely. Since none of that money is guaranteed, the only interested parties are going to offer maybe a low pick to take a chance on him at $14 million in 2017 and likely cut him if it doesn’t work out before they owe him another $19.5 million for 2018. He just doesn’t have significant trade value, if any.

  13. Jerry has such a hard time keeping his mouth shut. The first rule of a “wink and nod” deal is that you don’t talk about it. Come on, man!

  14. You just answered your own question sport….there is no 54 million left on his deal….only the 14 mil salary he is due next season.

  15. jackwagon says:
    Mar 6, 2017 1:11 PM

    OTOH, the Texans would relish the idea of just making the post season on a regular basis.
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    So far, 4 of the last 6 years and 3-4 in the playoffs it’s looking pretty regular.

  16. If a team wants to trade for him even for a low-round pick, why don’t you make that move?

    I remember Peyton was let go for nothing. As a skins’ fan, I was hopeful we’d maybe trade a mid-round pick for him and avoid RG3. (P.s. Not saying this with hindsight. I was enamored with RG3 after year 1) But Peyton seemed like the safer bet. If the skins had ponied up a 2nd or 3rd rounder, I think it would’ve been smart. He set the TD record a couple of years later.

    If I’m Cleveland, I don’t get why you don’t pony up a 2nd rounder and go out and sign great o-linemen to protect the guy. If I’m Jerry Jones, why would you turn down a 2nd or 3rd rounder? Plus, Romo leaves the conference.

    It’s nice to be hopeful for a QB savior in the draft, but why not go with a guy who’s still playing at an elite level and is a sure thing?

  17. htown1035 says:
    Mar 6, 2017 2:19 PM
    jackwagon says:
    Mar 6, 2017 1:11 PM

    OTOH, the Texans would relish the idea of just making the post season on a regular basis.
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    So far, 4 of the last 6 years and 3-4 in the playoffs it’s looking pretty regular.
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    Shorten that to the last 4 years and it changes to 2 of 4 with a 1-2 record. So I will stand by my statement.
    Is there anyone left on that team that remembers the 2011 or 2012 playoffs? JJ maybe?

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