Look for Dallas QB Romo to stay in Texas

He would be per­fect fit for Tex­ans, who are QB away from Su­per Bowl.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Kevin Lyt­tle klyt­tle@states­man.com

As NFL free agency ap­proaches this week, the burn­ing ques­tion re­mains: Where will Tony Romo wind up?

Could he be the miss­ing link for the Tex­ans? Or the fi­nal piece of the puzzle for the Chiefs? Maybe a Pey­ton Man­ning-style care­taker for the Bron­cos? Or sim­ply stay with the Cow­boys and be the most expensive backup in the his­tory of the NFL?

When healthy, Romo is an elite quar­ter­back, and the 36-year- old says he feels the best he has in years.

He’d be an up­grade for at least 20 teams. Romo is fourth on the ac­tive list of NFL ca­reer quar­ter­back rank­ings, be­hind only Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Rus­sell Wil­son.

Owner Jerry Jones says Dallas can af­ford to keep Romo as in­surance to Dak Prescott, but there’s a hefty premium to pay. Romo makes a base salary of $14 mil­lion with an over­all cap hit closer to $20 mil­lion.

It’s money the team could spend in free agency on po­ten­tial im­pact de­fen­sive starters or a cred­i­ble side­kick to wide re­ceiver Dez Bryant.

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Cow­boys backup quar­ter­back Tony Romo is 36, but he says he feels the best he has in years.

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