While the Dallas Cowboys are focusing on building their roster in the offseason, the future for Tony Romo is as cloudy as ever.
The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a week of more speculation about their aging star quarterback, Tony Romo. Dallas will need to figure out what to do with the talented quarterback as the offseason continues. As we get closer to the 2017 NFL Combine the smoke will clear on some of these rumors as scouts size up this year’s draft class.
Two reports came out this week about the veteran quarterback directly contradicting each other. One claimed Romo himself expects to be released. The second stated that there is no way the Cowboys would allow him to leave without seeing at least some return (whether that be a draft pick or player).
This whole saga has been analyzed from every angle. However only one of those makes sense to me. There are teams in the NFL that would give an arm and a leg for a decent starting quarterback. Washington Redskins franchise quarterback, Kirk Cousins, should make a killing this offseason. And Cousins isn’t half the player Romo is.
Granted, there are caveats that go into that assessment. Cousins did throw a season sealing interception at the end of the season. And Romo has not played an effective game in about two years. One thing is clear though: when Romo is healthy, he is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. I do not believe the same could not be said for Cousins.
Sure, teams all offseason long have shot down the notion that they would trade anything to gain the injury-prone, 36-year old’s services. However, that does not mean they are being truthful. Dallas could get a deal done for Romo at any point, even well into the regular season.
However, I believe Romo will traded prior to the draft in late April. I could also envision a scenario in which he is traded during the draft as the Cowboys attempt to move up and grab a specific target. Either way, one thing is clear: the Cowboys must make a decision on Romo’s future. And they must keep it strictly business.
Admittedly, Romo has done a lot for the Cowboys franchise. He’s been face of their franchise for over a decade. But this happens to practically every NFL player at some point of their careers. Just look at Joe Montana and Brett Favre for examples.
And this current situation in Dallas is no different. The Cowboys cannot impede their progress and future success because of their feelings towards one player. Even if his name is Tony Romo.