Sports radio and television host Colin Cowherd believes there are four reasons Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is going to the Houston Texans or the Arizona Cardinals this offseason.
It is the hottest subject in the NFL. What will happen to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo this offseason? After yet another year lost due to injury, and the excellent play of a fourth round rookie quarterback, it now appears Romo’s time in Dallas has unceremoniously come to an end.
The 14-year veteran’s age, injury history and massive cap hit of $24.7 million this season make Romo’s chances of remaining a member of America’s Team extremely low. As many have long suspected, it now appears the Cowboys longtime starter will don a new uniform in 2017.
As expected, speculation about where Romo might land is at an all-time high. But sports radio and television personality Colin Cowherd believes he’s narrowed it down to two franchises: The Houston Texans or the Arizona Cardinals.
"“So four reasons [Tony Romo] is going to Houston or Arizona,” Cowherd announced on his FS1 show, The Herd, on Friday. “Offensive minded head coach. Elite defense. Proximity. And capable offensive weapons. That’s what [Romo’s] looking for…He is going to play in Houston. Stay in Dallas. Or he’s going to play in Arizona. In fact, that’s the order I’d put it in. Houston one. Dallas two. Arizona three. That’s it.”"
Cowherd went on to state reasons why both the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears were unlikely suitors for Romo. The Broncos’ roster of young, talented quarterbacks and their defensive minded new head coach Vance Joseph were listed as examples. And the fact the Bears play in cold weather was stated as likely deterrent for a soon-to-be 37-year old quarterback with injury concerns.
In my mind, the Texans make the most sense. It was recently announced that Romo’s wife, Candice, is pregnant with the couple’s third child. That combined with the fact his Tony and his family recently built a lavish new mansion in Dallas, makes playing closer to home more logical. The travel time between the two cities is just over three hours by car, an hour by plane.
The Texans also have several offensive weapons including running back Lamar Miller and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. And Houston’s defense was the best in the NFL last season. And that was mostly without the services of All-Pro defensive tackle J.J. Watt, who missed 13 games after injuries forced him to have three separate surgeries in 2016.
Throw in the fact that the Texans have an offensive minded and quarterback friendly head coach in Bill O’Brien, play in a very weak AFC South division, and they defeated the Derek Carr-less Oakland Raiders in the Wild Card round of the playoffs last season; and it appears staying in Texas would be perfect for Tony Romo.