Well, New York Giants fans. It looks like you won’t have Tony Romo to kick around any more. At least not as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. After unsuccessfully trying to trade him, the Cowboys will reportedly release Romo on Thursday.
Romo went 11-9 in regular-season games against the Giants. While the Giants were winning two Super Bowls, Romo and the Cowboys went 2-4 in the playoffs. Romo, of course, was injured during the 2016 preseason and watched rookie quarterback Dak Prescott take the Cowboys to the NFC East title.
Blogging The Boys points out that releasing Romo will immediately save Dallas $5.1 million against the salary cap. Should they designate him a post-June 1 cut, that savings will escalate to $14 million.
Romo, 37, is not done playing. He has suitors, most notably the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos. Those are two teams who appeared to be a quarterback away from Super Bowl contention in 2016.
If you want to read more about Romo, SB Nation looks back on his career and offers even more potential landing spots.
Your thoughts on Romo’s impending departure from Dallas, Giants fans?