With Dak Prescott as the Starting Quarterback, what’s next for Tony Romo?
It’s being debated whether Tony Romo should stay, be released, be traded or perhaps even retire as an active competitor. On Tuesday, it was reported that Romo and his wife Candice are expecting their third child. Is it finally time for him to hang up his cleats? Many people say yes.
Romo has stated himself that he has no plans to retire anytime soon. ESPN’s Adam Shefter reported that Romo intends on playing in 2017. He’s been reportedly offered jobs as a color analyst by several television networks, but it’s unlikely Romo is interested.
Romo lost his starting job during the preseason when he went down with a back injury. If the Romo era is officially done and the Dak Prescott era is just beginning, what’s next for Tony?
Dallas is still a good place for him. Even though it’s possible he won’t play in a starting role anymore, he can still be used as a mentor to Prescott. Head coach Jason Garrett stated himself that he is not naming a starting quarterback for the 2017 season, indicating that he intends on having Romo and Prescott compete in training camp (provided he stays in Dallas).
Releasing Romo would certainly help the Cowboys with the salary cap situation. Romo himself stated he expects to be released, according to Ed Werder. There’s been no word from Jerry Jones or Garrett regarding the situation. Romo is aged and he’s injury prone. In other words, he isn’t the same player he was years ago. But whatever happens, the Cowboys organization will be grateful for everything he gave to the franchise.