Tony Romo Traded? Tony Romo Retiring? What Are Tony Romo's Contract Options?

Lawrence Kim
March 12, 2017

We would have thought Dallas could have found a team to trade for Romo, with Denver being in the lead last week for making a trade deal.

Romo took over as the Cowboys' starter for former Washington State Cougar Drew Bledsoe midway through the 2006 season.

Romo, who joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2003, will leave the team as the franchise leader in yards passing (34,183) and touchdowns (248) but failed to lead them to the Super Bowl. But with a potential $24.7 million salary cap hit ($14 million base salary plus $10.7 million prorated signing bonus), the Cowboys are definitely exploring what Tony Romo's contract options are concerning his trade, release, or retirement. Jones told Romo that he had waited to determine whether another team might offer the Cowboys something in a trade for the oft-injured quarterback.

Romo, 36, has played just five games in the last two seasons.

Tony Romo's tenure as a Dallas Cowboy will come to an end Thursday, sources within the organization confirmed to WFAA's Rebecca Lopez.

"Let the Romo recruiting in Houston and Denver begin", Schefter wrote in a tweet. "I want to say thank you and we have a lot to think about going forward, but we'll see what happens".

If a Romo trade goes through to any team, the Cowboys are still looking at a $19.6 million salary cap charge in 2017. It has to be at receiver because outside of Dez Bryant and Cole Beasley, both Butler and Lucky Whitehead are models of inconsistency.

In the second game of 2015, though, Romo broke his left collarbone when he was sacked, and the Cowboys went 0-7 without him.

Romo fractured his back during the preseason, losing his job to Prescott while rehabbing. Jerry Jones assured Tony Romo that once Romo's recovery is finished, Romo would still retain the spot. Adding a veteran quarterback like Tony Romo to either team will only boost the teams' offense provided that the often injured quarterback stay healthy this National Football League season.

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