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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.

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  1. honkeyt says: Mar 8, 2017 2:07 PM

    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. lgbarn says: Mar 8, 2017 2:08 PM

    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. wrossi81 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:08 PM

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

  4. kcchefs58 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:09 PM

    Stay away from KC.

  5. jonb41 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:10 PM

    theyre only 6 years late

  6. touchdownamericasteam says: Mar 8, 2017 2:10 PM

    Thanks for the memories (the good and the bad) #9. After the dark years Post-Aikman, you made watching the team fun again! Now sign with the texans and beat up on the afc south.

  7. mortyglickstein says: Mar 8, 2017 2:11 PM

    I’m a Giants fan and will be rooting for Romo. Football is the ultimate TEAM sport.

  8. wib22 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:12 PM

    Don’t go to the donks, where behind horseteeth’s non-existent line he”ll be on IR soon.

  9. raiderston says: Mar 8, 2017 2:12 PM

    Good Luck Tony. Thanks for everything.

  10. birdgang1992 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:12 PM

    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.

  11. thegr8rayfinkle says: Mar 8, 2017 2:14 PM

    Let’s not forget all the women he has dated over the years in Dallas. Jessica Simpson, Carrie Underwood….

    Word.

  12. scoops1 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:15 PM

    good luck in denver

  13. shogunassasin30 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:16 PM

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

  14. garypagetwo says: Mar 8, 2017 2:17 PM

    Good Luck with the Jets …

  15. conormacleod says: Mar 8, 2017 2:17 PM

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

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

  16. sdelmonte says: Mar 8, 2017 2:18 PM

    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.

  17. doe22us says: Mar 8, 2017 2:20 PM

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

  18. goldtooth80 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:20 PM

    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).

  19. steves11 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:20 PM

    It doesn’t matter where Romo signs. He can’t stay healthy for long enough to ever win a Super Bowl.

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

    “Romo held the job through highs and lows (more highs than lows) and multiple injuries.”
    ————————-
    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?

  21. majorcowboyfan4life says: Mar 8, 2017 2:21 PM

    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..

  22. piratefreedom says: Mar 8, 2017 2:21 PM

    I hope he stays in the NFC.
    Texas or Denver would very scary with Romo for as long as he stayed healthy.

  23. exinsidetrader says: Mar 8, 2017 2:21 PM

    Please release the Coach too. He’s bottom 1/5 in league.

  24. wib22 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:25 PM

    Please release the Coach too. He’s bottom 1/5 in league.

    *****

    You can’t fire the owner….

  25. hawkwind8 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:25 PM

    Skins fan here. I wish him well, but suggest he retire with his millions for health reasons….

  26. savethebs says: Mar 8, 2017 2:31 PM

    streetyson says:
    Mar 8, 2017 2:20 PM

    “Romo held the job through highs and lows (more highs than lows) and multiple injuries.”
    ————————-
    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?

    —————————–

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

  27. rexgrossmanisgoat says: Mar 8, 2017 2:32 PM

    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)

  28. bleedingfacemask says: Mar 8, 2017 2:35 PM

    Translation: If your team doesn’t want to get into a bidding war with other teams, you have 24 hours to call us. Just ask for Jerrah. All lines are open.

  29. davekva72 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:35 PM

    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.

  30. gammynomnom says: Mar 8, 2017 2:38 PM

    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.

  31. detroitfanatic says: Mar 8, 2017 2:40 PM

    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.

  32. dkeucd says: Mar 8, 2017 2:46 PM

    Man I love this guy. Unless it;s a NFC East team or the 49ers I will be rooting hard for him!

  33. twomadmapper says: Mar 8, 2017 2:46 PM

    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

  34. QB Film Room says: Mar 8, 2017 2:47 PM

    He fumbled away the 2009 NFC Divisional Round game against MN.

  35. purpleguy says: Mar 8, 2017 2:49 PM

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

  36. milehighmagik7 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:52 PM

    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

  37. emmitt22bates40 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:53 PM

    Good. I appreciate what Romo did but it’s time to move the media circus on to somewhere else.

  38. jaturso says: Mar 8, 2017 2:55 PM

    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.

  39. sportoficionado says: Mar 8, 2017 2:57 PM

    It was time, this makes both football and money sense.

  40. cloud1515 says: Mar 8, 2017 3:13 PM

    With all his Injuries, he should retire and enjoy a new life. He has money. Why risk more injury ?

  41. NFLexpert says: Mar 8, 2017 3:21 PM

    This guy is a broken down wreck…

  42. kneedragr says: Mar 8, 2017 3:25 PM

    Boy will they regret this if Dak turns out to be a 1 year wonder like RG3 was.

  43. artemidorus says: Mar 8, 2017 3:25 PM

    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.

  44. medialovesthecowboys says: Mar 8, 2017 3:29 PM

    Godspeed to you Romo

  45. conormacleod says: Mar 8, 2017 3:32 PM

    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.

  46. jjackwagon says: Mar 8, 2017 3:40 PM

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

  47. bspurloc says: Mar 8, 2017 3:47 PM

    .

    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.

  48. jgedgar70 says: Mar 8, 2017 4:00 PM

    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.

  49. kmartin173 says: Mar 8, 2017 4:17 PM

    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).

  50. QB Film Room says: Mar 8, 2017 4:18 PM

    Nice Job Elway. Mark Sanchez for Tony Romo!

  51. gauchosporlife says: Mar 8, 2017 4:20 PM

    Thanks Tony, hope you win a SB with your new team.

  52. emmitt22bates40 says: Mar 8, 2017 4:44 PM

    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!

  53. xavier179 says: Mar 8, 2017 4:50 PM

    QB Film Room; if you are going to tell a story make sure to tell it right.
    Romo fumbled against the Seahawks and not the Vikings.

  54. QB Film Room says: Mar 8, 2017 5:05 PM

    No i just watched the first half he had two costly fumbles in the first half resulted in scores for Favre and co

  55. mark4steelers says: Mar 8, 2017 5:15 PM

    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.

  56. primetime2123 says: Mar 9, 2017 12:01 AM

    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.
    ————————–
    they are afraid of facing him thats why Jerry told him AFC teams only as condition of his release

  57. hawkwind8 says: Mar 9, 2017 12:41 AM

    When they scrape him off the field, and he is paralyzed, EVERYONE will say maybe he should have retired after leaving Dallas.

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