Romo says farewell to fans, but stays with Cowboys for now

As of Friday morning, Romo remains on the Cowboys.

The only problem? The Texans and Broncos - the two most likely teams to pursue Romo - have no interest in trading for the veteran. Me my family felt the outpouring of love and support from all of you.

Tony Romo has said farewell to Cowboys Nation. "I have a lot to think about in the future, we'll see what happens", he added.

No matter his fate, whether being traded or ultimately released by the team, his time as a Cowboy will be looked at as a failure due to one play in the 2007 playoffs and a debated catch rule in the 2014 postseason.

When Brock Osweiler was traded from the Texans to the Cleveland Browns, opening up salary-cap space and a need for a top-flight quarterback, the Romo-to-Houston chatter gained steam. Don't rule out Denver yet, but the Broncos seem open to moving forward with Trevor Siemian as a placeholder for eventual franchise quarterback Paxton Lynch.

According to CBSSports, the Dallas Cowboys are trying to strike a last-minute deal to trade Tony Romo to either the Denver Broncos or the Houston Texas.

Romo, a leader in the history of the Cowboys in passing yards and touchdown passes, played in only one series in 2016 and led the Cowboys to score a touchdown in the second quarter of the regular season's final game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Now as for players who will be with the Cowboys next season, Dallas needs to find a wide receiver to replace Terrance Williams, who they are not expected to re-sign.

It was announced Wednesday that Romo, 36, will no longer play quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys after 14 seasons with the team. Since teams have been actively talking to prospective free agents during the NFL's two-day free agency negotiating window, many deals have already been made and rumors of potential deals are flying across the league.

At the time Romo delivered a poignant speech in which he said Prescott had earned the right to be the Cowboys' starter.

  • Julie Sanders