There was an expectation that the 36-year-old Tony Romo would be cut on March 9 from the franchise, the first day of the league year. When Jones talked with local reporters at the National Football League (NFL) owners’ meetings, he said there is no waiting game.
“This is the offseason,” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “We’re not missing doing anything. From the standpoint of the franchise and the Cowboys, nothing is being held up here at all.”
While the NFL offseason programs, which kicks off on April 17, and organized team activities (OTAs) are voluntary, there is nothing stopping Tony Romo from showing up at the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters at The Star in Frisco for workouts, which would definitely put him at risk of injury. Should he were to get hurt, the professional American football team would be on the hook for his guaranteed $14 million base salary.
We’ve heard that Jerry Jones tell us over and over again that a professional American football player’s value is at its lowest before the draft process. If you are the Houston Texans, you would want to have the four-time Pro Bowler Tony Romo on the active roster at the start of the NFL offseason program so the quarterback can start to learn the offense of the team, so waiting until after the 2017 NFL Draft isn’t the best of options either.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been mostly keeping his mouth shut regarding on his future, except for a couple of thrusts into social media world. Romo thanked the Dallas Cowboys fans for their overflowing support over the past seasons.
If the delay of the unavoidable is an attempt to attract trade discussions, it’s not really working. Reports out of Houston Texans and Denver Broncos have said that neither of the two teams are not interested in trading for Tony Romo. More likely is that there would be an interest to land Romo as a free agent. Should that happens, then the Cowboys owner might see his nightmare of Romo winning a Super Bowl ring in other franchise.
Romo is contemplating whether he wants to continue to play in NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. Romo turns 37 next month and has had collarbone and back injuries the past couple of season. The longer he remains in limbo, the more time Romo can take to decide on his professional career. It also gives him more time to thinks the offers from FOX Sports and CBS Sports.
Now, the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has come up with decision on a training camp deadline when it really isn’t a deadline for Tony Romo’s future in the franchise.