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NFL News: Cowboys Expected To Release Veteran QB Tony Romo

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The Tony Romo saga within the Dallas Cowboys organization appears to be coming to an end. After months of speculation, the Cowboys are expected to release the veteran quarterback on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer and Adam Schefter:

The Cowboys will release the franchise’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns on Thursday, sources told ESPN, allowing him the chance to sign with another team if he desires while removing any doubt that they have the utmost faith in Dak Prescott.

With rookie Dak Prescott becoming a star under center for the Cowboys last season and leading America’s Team into the playoffs as arguably the best team in the NFC, Romo became expendable and an expensive injury prone backup for Dallas.

Prescott, along with fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott, with become the backbone of the team in the post-Romo era. Both players showed promise for a bright future in Dallas while making the Cowboys a legitimate title contender in one season.

As for Romo, the soon-to-be-released quarterback will almost certainly have plenty of suitors as a free agent. Romo has been linked with teams like the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, and Kansas City Chiefs.

The three teams mentioned along with other franchises around the league in need of proven quarterback will likely express their interest once the soon-to-be 36-year-old hits the open market. Dallas, however, will pursue other options to backup Prescott with veteran journeyman Josh McCown rumored to be on the team’s radar.

With set to turn 37 later this month, it would be safe to assume the veteran would want to land with a title contender or a team likely to be playoff-bound. The Broncos seem to be the ideal fit if they want to give Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch another season or two to develop.

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