Jerry Jones: Tony Romo has options, we’ll know by training camp

AP

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones suggested today that it could be four months before Tony Romo’s future is clear.

Asked today at the league meeting when he’ll know Romo’s status for the 2017 season, Jones said a decision would be made by training camp.

The option that was once seen as most likely was the Cowboys releasing Romo and letting him decide for himself what to do next. But it now seems that the Cowboys want to hold onto him, potentially to find a trading partner.

Jones also said he and Romo have spoken recently, that they’re doing great, and that Romo has “a lot of options.” That would seem to suggest that one option Romo is considering is retiring and moving on to a television job. That might be the option Jones likes best: Jones has always loved Romo and would probably rather see him retire a Cowboy.

39 responses to “Jerry Jones: Tony Romo has options, we’ll know by training camp

  1. Here’s a scenario. I enjoy my job. I’m pretty good at it. Not Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady good, but at least Romo good. My owner likes me, and doesn’t want to see me go. My contract says I can’t compete for another team without their approval (in a nutshell). Accrued annually, Romo will make what I make in a year, in 2 days. Go play golf and stop crying. If I made what he made last year, I’d retire and never step foot in my city again. ✌🏻

  2. “Jones said a decision would be made by training camp”

    And “by training camp” he means if they don’t have a trading partner by the time camp opens, it will be
    “oh I meant by the end of training camp” as they wait to see whose QB gets injured in the preseason if any.

  3. The reason this is dragging on and on is that if Dallas waits until after June 1st to release Romo, it will save the team over $9MM in “dead money” and save them more in cap space. That’s what this delay’s all about — nothing more and nothing less.

  4. “who in there right mind would trade for that contract ? and Jones knows this.” –

    I wish you all would realize any existing contract in place can and would be renegotiated by the trading team prior to finalizing the trade….

  5. The patriots are doing the same thing with Jimmy G. Wait until a contender or team who thinks they be competitive with the final piece ie Romo, Garropollo, cutler. Comes along. Let’s not forget that if Dak goes down they have a shoe in at QB. Its kind of nice to see the cowboys starting to make wise decisions.

  6. Tony Romo, meet the real Jerry Jones lol…you’re property too! You allowed yourself to think you guys were friends. Wrong.

  7. I’m sure the quarterback room will be just fine with Romo refusing to talk to the head coach. C’mon man! Just release him already! You’re not getting a draft pick for an often injured, overpaid (at this point) player. Quit trying to squeeze a nickle out of this deal and move on…..

  8. Romo should get hurt working out and put the Boys on the hook for his entire salary.

    That would be perfect karma for Skeletor going back on his word.

  9. Wow, the Jones are doing such a serious disservice to Romo. What happened to the ‘do right’? Don’t think this is because I want him in Denver, am happy to see what Trevor can do when he’s healthy! But damn, this so doesn’t feel right to me. Let.him.go.

  10. Jerry being elegant as always. I bet Romo introduces him when he is enshrined into Canton this summer, just to “Do right by Him”. All Class. Don’t know where he ends up, and never thought much of him really, but Romo will beat Dallas on a large stage very soon, and Jerruh will be the reason.

  11. Im waiting for Romo to show up at the cowboys training facility to work out, re-injure himself (back) and then collect his full pay from the cowboys for the season for holding a clipboard once again… lmao

  12. abfox112 says:
    Mar 28, 2017 8:09 PM
    Here’s a scenario. I enjoy my job. I’m pretty good at it. Not Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady good, but at least Romo good. My owner likes me, and doesn’t want to see me go. My contract says I can’t compete for another team without their approval (in a nutshell). Accrued annually, Romo will make what I make in a year, in 2 days. Go play golf and stop crying. If I made what he made last year, I’d retire and never step foot in my city again. ✌🏻

    OR, you might not just want to simply roll over and give up on life. You might want to actually keep doing what you love in life. You might still show some drive and desire.

    Then again, you might not.

  13. oldbrowndawg says:
    Mar 28, 2017 8:29 PM
    The reason this is dragging on and on is that if Dallas waits until after June 1st to release Romo, it will save the team over $9MM in “dead money” and save them more in cap space. That’s what this delay’s all about — nothing more and nothing less.
    ———————————————————————They can release him now with a June 1st designation.

  14. I`d hold onto Romo until at lease after the draft. If a team does not get their man in the draft, then they would have the option on training for Romo.

    It`s all business nothing more nothing less. Either way I believe Dallas will end up cutting Romo June 1st and eating a huge cap hit but why not wait to cut him and see what happens. We have all seen stranger things happen.

  15. Oh boo hoo Jerry wants to keep an asset. This is only business and this just in, it’s a business. Who’s says he isn’t the best qb in Dallas. Health.

    Worse comes to worse a than gives a 1 and 4 one week before season because Rogers blew his knee praising himself.

  16. to ever expect jerry jones to do the right thing is really funny. He is a white collar scum and doing this is in his DNA. Romo on the hand is a legitimately good human being being burned by the devil. #PearlyGates

  17. Sooo Romo makes lot of money now and in the future.

    So Jones is a selfish SOB to try to save his team 9 mill in dead space.

    Maybe get something….maybe very little in trade….

    But Jones should say….to show I’m not a selfish SOB…..
    And have a good heart … I’m going to relese you…. it will cost me and 9 mill, maybe some other options…..and maybe a way to help the team…..
    But dangit …. never would Inwant to be a selfish SOB….

    By the way Tony…. how you doing financially …need a little help?

    I love Romo…. bit come on!!! He will be alright. Probably has not problem with waiting….dude knows it is a highly lucative business…and he be ok!

  18. This isn’t hard to understand. If the Cowboys trade Romo or he retires the Cowboys are off the hook for his huge salary. That is why they are sitting rt. now. Houston is the silly one if they wait to Romo is release then they have to compete against Denver, where if they trade for him he is theirs. Jones is better off just keeping Romo as a grossly overpaid back-up but the best back-up in the league than to release him and eat 80% of his salary for nothing. Don’t be surprised if Romo is still a Cowboy next year.

  19. Message from JJ to the Texans: “He, I’m willing to wait till training camp to release Tony, You need to offer me something if you want him for your off season program. I still say he’s gone before the OTA’s in May.

  20. oldbrowndawg says:
    Mar 28, 2017 8:29 PM
    The reason this is dragging on and on is that if Dallas waits until after June 1st to release Romo, it will save the team over $9MM in “dead money” and save them more in cap space. That’s what this delay’s all about — nothing more and nothing less.

    That actually has nothing to do with anything because if it were, the Cowboys would cut him right now and designate him a post June-1st cut.

    IMO, I still think deep down inside Jerry Jones wants Romo on the squad and believes he gives him the team the best shot at competing for a Superbowl. Anything said otherwise was lip service.

  21. Jones is constantly trying to recreate the 90’s which he can’t because he’s missing the 1st key ingredient…a REAL HC. Second he has NO idea what he’s doing.

    The other thing that comes to mind is that all he really cares about is $$$$$$$. Been watching this team for 40 years and honestly fans need to wake up.

    If the last 20 years hasn’t waken you up… nothing will.

  22. Jerry Jones is a selfish SOB…..what about Romo who has been treated
    like a son by the Jones family. Romo used his power and leverage whenever he could over the head coaches. Who was the selfish
    SOB in the last contract negotiation …Romo held the Cowboys up
    for all he could get, which is his prerogative. Now it is the Cowboys
    prerogative to try to get value for a Top 10 starting QB. When the
    Patriots do it….fans declare Belichick a genius.

  23. Maybe Jerry is doing the right thing by Romo.
    If Romo is traded he will Make 14 mil.
    If Romo is let go how much do you think he would be paid by Houston, Denver or unknown team? From a negotiation point 14 mil would be a good starting place for Romo’s Camp.
    All along however I have heard the 14 mil is the going cost of a Starting QB in this league. The current contract would allow the team to cut Romo after the first Year. A Prove it deal.
    Last thought on 14. Mil. Who has 14 Salary Cap Space? Houston? Denver? So they may need to sign Romo to a multi year deal to spread the Cap Hit. Something like this would all ready need to be agreed on in principal by Romo and Said Team. Unless on Draft Day. Unkown Team swoops in With Cap $ to Spend. (Jags Maybe?)

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