So long, Tony Romo. After 14-years with the Dallas Cowboys, the team is reportedly parting ways with their longtime quarterback. While it’s sad that Tony’s going to be unemployed, HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop that this is exactly what he wants!
After some deliberation on whether or not to keep Tony Romo, 37, the Dallas Cowboys will reportedly release him from his contract on March 9, sources tell ESPN. The decision will free up millions of dollars in the Cowboys’ salary cap, and allow Tony to sign with another team, if he so desires. Getting fired is always a heartbreaker, but Tony would rather take a pink slip than wind up in Cleveland.
“Tony Romo wants to be released from the Dallas Cowboys,” a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. “Tony wants to play a few more years on his own terms and wants to script his own ending. Being released over being traded would allow him to do that.”
“Being traded to a team like the [Cleveland] Browns would be considered a slap in the face,” the Romo source tells HollywoodLife.com. “Tony hopes [Cowboys owner and general manger] Jerry Jones offers him a release. He’d think it would be the right thing to do.”
Tony’s reported release would lower the curtain on 14 years with the Cowboys, as the team’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns signed with Dallas in 2003 as an undrafted free agent. Tony wouldn’t throw a pass in a NFL game until 2006, when he was picked to replace Drew Bledsoe, 46, in a game against the Cowboys’ fiercest rivals, the New York Giants. He would make his first start shortly afterwards, throwing for 270 yards in a 35-14 win over the Carolina Panthers.
— Ryan Ribeiro (@RyanRibs923) March 8, 2017
Tony Romo could lead a team like Denver or Houston to the playoffs as long as he can go an entire season without getting hit.
— B. Miller (@BlaiseInKC) March 8, 2017
Thanks for the memories, Tony Romo. Always my QB. Always the GOAT. #COWBOYSNATION. ☹️☹️☹️.
— Rory (@xDODGEMATEx) March 8, 2017
He leaves behind an impressive legacy with the Cowboys: 34,183 passing yards, 248 touchdowns, and 46 300-yard passing games. He also has an NFL record, throwing a touchdown for 41-consecutive road games. However, Tony’s been known more for his injuries in recent seasons.
In 2013, he underwent two back surgeries. He broke his left collarbone twice in 2015: first in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and once again in his second game back after missing seven. During a 2016 preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, he suffered a compression fracture in his back after landing awkwardly in a tackle. The disaster was a blessing in disguise, as it gave the ball to Dak, who seemed to rejuvenate the Cowboys as potential Super Bowl contenders.
The Cowboys are reportedly meeting with Josh McCown, 37, as a possible backup for Dak. Josh has played for practically every team but the Cowboys, including the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. Perhaps Josh can put in a good word for Tony with one of those teams?
What do you think about Tony reportedly getting released, HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked? Which team do you think he’ll go to, or do you think he’ll hang up his jersey for good?