Tony Romo Got a Meager $64.11 Performance Bonus from the Dallas Cowboys

Ruben Hill
March 20, 2017

The Broncos and the Texans are the the two most likely destinations for Romo's services.

The Seahawks would be willing to trade the 30-year-old power back for the right price, Garafolo confirmed, but they had no intention of releasing him without compensation when the subject was broached last year.

Their plan was to cut Romo as a post-June 1 cut. They're two teams that have top-tier defenses and the supportive run game. Instead they made a decision to cling to him and hope for a trade. The team that should be in a rush is Houston.

As Florio mentions, a deal may be on the way soon, but with John Elway's Denver Broncos. Romo will be 37 when the 2017 season begins, and with his extensive injury history he may not have much time left as a starting National Football League quarterback. Which would prove that Jones is anxious about a Houston uprising diluting Dallas interest in the Cowboys. Houston on the other hand has Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden at the position.

Some will surely say trading for Romo makes no sense, but that's ludicrous. In his last full season in 2014, Romo threw for 3,705 yards with 34 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.

One of the biggest knocks on Romo is his injury history of late. It's just unfortunate that this was for a Dallas team that couldn't ever win a big game when it mattered. The seven snaps he took against the Eagles on the last day of the season accounted for 0.47% of Dallas's snaps for the year. So the advice here is-get over it.

Is Romo an injury risk? But can he be good?

2017 draft pick: With the No. 25 pick in the draft, it won't be easy for the Texans to trade up if they see the guys they want falling off the board.

Houston has no choice. However, they have seemingly cleared the way for Romo to be a part of their roster by sending last season's starting quarterback, Brock Osweiler, away to the Cleveland Browns. Savage isn't proven and can not stay healthy and Weeden is just a decent backup that isn't the franchise guy either.

This year's event is scheduled for July 14-16 in Dallas, but Romo isn't expected to be with the team by that time. (Which is why it made it into the CBA without any real opposition-the NFLPA doesn't spend much time advocating for players not already in the league.) But there was one sop given to the younger players: The performance-based pool.

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