ESPN is reporting that Tony Romo is expected to be traded to another team, rather than released, and the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans are the top choices.
Cowboys now expect to trade Tony Romo to Broncos or Texans, sources say. Broncos talking with Jets about Trevor Siemian.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2017
ESPN says the trade "will work for Romo and the team," although details aren't clear. Jerry Jones has hinted in media interviews that the team and their longtime QB have a "do-right rule," meaning Romo would not depart for a rival.
The Texans on Thursday traded their starting quarterback, Brock Osweiler, to the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Getting Osweiler off the books would free up enough money to bring in a new quarterback -- including Tony Romo.
Stunner: Texans trade Brock Osweiler AND 2018 2nd-rd pick to CLEV for Browns to take Osweiler contract off Houston books, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
It was announced Wednesday that Romo, 36, will no longer play quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys after 14 seasons with the team. Sources within the organization told WFAA Romo would be released Thursday, the start of the new league year.
Due to collarbone and back injuries, he has only played five games with the Cowboys over the past two seasons. Rookie sensation Dak Prescott usurped the starting job while Romo was sidelined in 2016.
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