Tony Romo to be released on Thursday

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The Tony Romo in Dallas officially is ending. As expected.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Romo will be released on Thursday. Presumably, the move will come after 4:00 p.m. ET when the new league year begins. At that point, the Cowboys can release Romo either with a post-June 1 designation or under the pre-June 1 classification.

Undrafted in 2003, Romo became the starting quarterback in 2006, as an in-season replacement for Drew Bledsoe. Romo held the job through highs and lows (more highs than lows) and multiple injuries. His latest back injury opened the door for then-rookie Dak Prescott, who ultimately supplanted Romo as the starter and opened the door for Romo to exit.

The Cowboys had hoped to trade him, but no offers ever materialized.

57 responses to “Tony Romo to be released on Thursday

  1. I never seen a dude so underappreciated. Before you start crying about his interceptions look at the teams that he had around him and then take a look at his 4th Quarter comebacks, best in the last decade.

  2. Finally…the guy deserves to have the ability to determine where he plays. I hate Dallas but I have much respect for Romo…nothing but a class act.

  3. Is he still destined to win a Super Bowl? Because I’m okay with that if he goes to Denver or Houston.

  4. From a die-hard Eagles fan, nothing but respect for Tony Romo. He made me nervous on gameday twice a year for the last decade. Hope he gets a Peyton Maning-type late-career shot, though his injury history makes that doubtful.

  5. Welp – If nothing else, he’ll make Denver much more exciting to watch. Until he gets hurt in week 7.

  6. honkeyt says:
    Mar 8, 2017 2:07 PM
    I never seen a dude so underappreciated.
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    WHAT??????!!!!

    He literally has more back injuries than he does playoff wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. New York, here he comes!

    Or, most likely, not. But with Tyrod off the table, Romo’s agent will be hearing from the Jets. And hanging up.

  8. Interesting enough the year from pounding will mean that he will be the healthiest he has ever been. Funny how these things work out.

  9. Everyone in Dallas thinks Dak Prescott is a better QB than Tony Romo. Dak is younger, and may be tougher at this point..But Tony Romo is a Dangerous Quarterback when healthy. Whoever picks him up will be lucky to have him.

    Romo didnt have Elliot. Romo didnt have a healthy oline , Romo didnt have a defence with a Healthy Sean Lee(their only dynamite defensive player).

  10. “Romo held the job through highs and lows (more highs than lows) and multiple injuries.”
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    More highs than lows? A 2-4 postseason record – which took 13yrs to accumulate! – a tendency to play poor in the biggest games. And of course the injuries. It wasn’t all bad, but ultimately, from a team-success perspective, how were there more highs than lows?

  11. I wish Tony nothing but the best! His ability to make plays and buy time to give his receivers a chance to get open is something I will never forget. He had a good arm and represented the Cowboys well. I and the rest of the Cowboy Nation will miss him and his mad scrambling in the pocket abilities..

  12. streetyson says:
    Mar 8, 2017 2:20 PM

    “Romo held the job through highs and lows (more highs than lows) and multiple injuries.”
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    More highs than lows? A 2-4 postseason record – which took 13yrs to accumulate! – a tendency to play poor in the biggest games. And of course the injuries. It wasn’t all bad, but ultimately, from a team-success perspective, how were there more highs than lows?

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    Postseason stats… 6 games, 1316 yards, 8 tds, 2 ints, 93 rating… he wasn’t the reason they were losing those games.

  13. For Cowboys fans who weren’t appreciative of Romo, look at the list of QBs in the last 10 years for the Redskins, Browns, Bills, Jets, Dolphins and the plethora of other teams last year.

    As a skins’ fan, I would’ve loved to have had a guy like Romo these last 10 years of Brunell/Campbell/Grossman/RG3. (maybe I’d keep Grossman, I don’t know why I liked the guy)

  14. Good luck Tony, you’re a class act! I hate how half of the Cowboys so-called fans always trash the guy. He wasn’t the reason they never won a SB, he was the reason they were even relevant most years. How many times did Romo drive his team down the field and take the lead late in games, only to watch the defense give the lead right back? It happened over, and over, and over again. But blame Tony for throwing a pick after he’s already put 30+ points on the board, and is running for his life while trying to regain the lead for the 3rd time in the 4th quarter. Romo was the face of the franchise, and no offense to Dak, but if he had been healthy last season their playoff run would not have ended with Green Bay. I’m sad to see him leave Dallas, but I hope he does win a SB with the Broncos, he deserves it.

  15. Thank you Tony for all the great things you did for Dallas, which are many. Never had a losing season when starting the majority of games and never had a running game until your last couple of years. Always a class act and I would be proud if my kid grew up to be like you. Best of luck.

  16. Jag’s look a good QB away from being a playoff team. Great receivers. Great players on defense. Sure up the On-line in the draft and FA, and that team is stacked.

  17. Dear John,

    Time to take Tony to Denver… Surround him with qualified, disciplined talent…

    We’ll see you in Foxboro in January….

    Regards,

    A Patriots Fan

  18. Maybe this will drown out the AP stories — us Vikings fans can only hope can’t we? Now watch the Cowboys sign AP. . . . .

  19. He’ll be a Bronco by tomorrow. No way he’s going to Houston. Jerry own Texas and will not allow Tony under the do right rule to possibly take that away from him if Tony wins in Houston. Jerry was mad before when Houston was an expansio team and won. How would he feel if Tony wins one in Houston. Welcome to the Mile High Tony. Sorry Houston looks like Denver has beat you again when you overpaid for Brock

  20. Looks like tea sales will go up where ever Romo ends up. He can’t drink coffee, ’cause coffee’s for closers, only. With Romo gone, maybe the ‘boys can close out a season with the Lombardi Trophy again.

  21. Two quarterbacks that replaced Drew Bledsoe are still starters in the league. Buffalo has been through 11 starting quarterbacks in the 12 seasons since they got rid of him.

  22. I’m baffled as to how so many of you love this guy as a QB. 3 division wins in 10 seasons. 2 playoff wins. Yes, yes, nothing is his fault! Really? A 13-3 and 12-4 season. Those teams were good. Romo did nothing to move them in the playoffs! I wouldn’t take this broken down mule for league minimum. Bottom line is, you are whatever your wins and losses are. Period.

  23. Postseason stats… 6 games, 1316 yards, 8 tds, 2 ints, 93 rating… he wasn’t the reason they were losing those games.
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    Uhh… I think you mean he wasn’t the “only” reason they were losing those games.

    8 tds in 6 games is nothing to brag about.
    219 yds passing per game is nothing to brag about either.

  24. .

    lol. not worth trading.
    who wants a dude that is guaranteed to be injured.
    I bet he cant pass a team physical, without getting injured.

  25. I respect the guy. He never got in trouble with the law like the rest of his team, and when he lost his job due to injury he was all class. I don’t have the stats handy, but I’m pretty sure my Panthers were 0-for-life against Romo until 2015. So I’d just as soon see him go to Denver, so the Panthers never have to play against him again (he’s not going to be still playing in 2020). Good luck, Romo.

  26. Romo summed up:

    Tony Romo has thrown 7 career 4th-quarter interceptions that have dropped the Cowboys win probability by at least 20 percentage points (The Cowboys have lost all 7 games). Only Matt Schaub has thrown more costly interceptions (8) since the start of 2006.

    This is the 7th time Tony Romo has thrown a pick in the 4th quarter or overtime with his team tied or leading by 1 possession. That is nearly twice as many as any other QB since 2006 (when Romo became the starter in Dallas).

  27. I love how everyone wants to pretend to respect Romo now that he’s on his way out. I defended Romo for years until RG3 beat my Boys one one leg in his rookie year. After that I was pretty much done with Romo. Meanwhile, all the time I was defending him, everyone and their momma was bashing him. I’ve seen more memes making fun of him than you can count starting with the botched snap in Seattle, all the way to his last back injury last preseason. Come on people, get real!

  28. Romo’s release is proof of his true value, most over hyped & over rated player in the league. He isn’t good, and if he was, the Cowboys would have done everything possible to keep him. By releasing him, they are telling everyone that they aren’t afraid of facing him = Not Good.

  29. Romo’s release is proof of his true value, most over hyped & over rated player in the league. He isn’t good, and if he was, the Cowboys would have done everything possible to keep him. By releasing him, they are telling everyone that they aren’t afraid of facing him = Not Good.
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    they are afraid of facing him thats why Jerry told him AFC teams only as condition of his release

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