TONY ROMO TO BE A COWBOY NO MORE
QB’s star-crossed career with Cowboys ends with records, no ring.
Tony Romo’s days with the Cowboys have come to an end.
A move that has been expected for months is set to become official today when the club will release the veteran quarterback, a source told the Dallas Morning News. If the cut takes effect today, at the start of NFL free agency, it would free up $5.1 million in cap space for the 2017 season, money that can be spent immediately on veterans the Cowboys hope to retain on the defensive side of the ball.
If Romo is instead designated as a June 1 cut, that allows him to sign with another team immediately and creates $14 million in cap space for the club to use beginning June 2.
While no surprise, the parting is significant. Romo was the
Quarterback Tony Romo enjoys a close relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. By releasing him now, Dallas gives Romo a better chance to land a starting job elsewhere.