Tony Romo Will Be Released From the Dallas Cowboys Thursday
It's official. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is packing his bags Thursday - the first day of the NFL season in 2017. Here's to hoping he continues to call Texas home and moves over to the Houston Texans. Forget Denver.
Romo was the starting QB for the Dallas Cowboys since 2006 until Dak Prescott had an unbelievable debut year in 2016. He holds the majority of the team's passing records, but after injury last year, he conceded his starting position to Prescott who tallied 11 consecutive wins.
Tony Romo records in Dallas:
- Most Touchdowns - 248
- Best Passer Rating: 97.1 (Dak is higher but he only has one year of data)
- Most Yards - 34,183
He's also second in attempts and completions behind Troy Aikman, according to The Football Database and is in the top 5 for longest career, yards-per-attempt and longest touchdown pass.
We wish Tony Romo the best. There will always be haters, but he showed he was a stand-up guy by being so graceful with Dak and his team in 2016.
The Cowboys have invited free agent Josh McCown for a visit earlier today, most likely to fill the backup QB position.