Where oh where is veteran Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo gonna go?
That seems to be the main question lately in Dallas. Talk of Romo’s days being numbered started back in the middle of 2016, when people in Dallas started debating if Romo would get traded, released or wind up staying with the Cowboys.
The Cowboys were on an all-time high this past season. Dallas earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the NFL Playoffs by going 13-3. What may be the most impressive thing about their season is doing everything they did with a rookie dynasty.
The Cowboys had been on cloud nine all season long until Jan. 15, against the Green Bay Packers where Dallas fell short to the Packers in their final game of the season.
Being knocked out in the first round was not what Dallas expected.
The Cowboys had a chance to send it into overtime and possibly win the game and advance to the next round of the Playoffs, but it just was not meant to be.
The loss didn’t put the team or head coach Jason Garrett down. They just stared focusing on next season and how to avoid that pain again.
During the preseason, Romo suffered yet another back injury putting him out for the rest of the preseason and most of the regular season.
Garrett had no choice but the put rookie Dak Prescott in for Romo. Little did Garrett know the Cowboys were in for one helluva ride. With the success of Prescott, questions were raised on whether or not Romo was 100 percent healthy. Was his time up with the Cowboys?
There was major controversy over whether or not the Cowboys should leave Romo on the sidelines and let Prescott do his thing and roll with him the rest of the way.
Prescott threw 177 straight passes with no interceptions and was described as being quick on his feet and very poised and relaxed for a QB who was just thrown into the mix of things. Shortly after Romo was reported to be good to go, Garrett still didn’t put Romo in, instead he became a sideline mentor for Prescott.
That brings us to this:
What should Romo do and where should he go? There has been talk about Romo going to the Broncos, Chiefs, Texans, Bills, Bears, 49ers and Jets.
As you can see, these are all teams that could really use a smart and seasoned QB. But let’s face it, the Bills, Bears, 49ers and the Jets have no chance at Romo. However, the Broncos, Chiefs and Texans are options that are a bit far-fetched but definitely possible. Let’s break it down and explain these possible outcomes with each team:
This is the most highly favored option for Romo if he is released or traded. The Broncos lost one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time in Peyton Manning right after their Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
This past season was a rebuilding season for them. If Romo goes to the Broncos, it would definitely upgrade their offense. Which is exactly what Denver needs, to become a playoff contender again.
Tony Romo is seasoned, he’s a great QB, he’s always very in control and is really good at creating chemistry with his offensive line. Granted he isn’t as fast as he once was, but Romo is a QB who definitely knows how to scan the field in a similar way to Peyton Manning and makes smart passes.
So, as long as Denver’s OL protects him and guards him at all times, Denver could be successful again. Not to mention The Broncos have a threatening top notch defense. Denver seems to be the only sensible and reasonable option for Romo.
That’s if he Decides to leave Dallas.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
This option is kind of at the bottom of the list and it’s a long shot, but definitely not impossible.
The Chiefs have a solid defense as well, however their offensive line isn’t really quite there and I don’t think Romo will be able to change that completely. It is mainly up to the Chiefs O-Line.
Plus they have Alex Smith, If Romo goes to Kansas City he will most likely end up as a back up to Alex Smith. That or the Chiefs will have a interesting situation on their hands.
There has been talk that if Romo leaves Dallas, he wants to stay in Texas. That isn’t really a solid reason to go to another team in my opinion.
Romo would be moving to a division where there really is no challenge, due to the fact that the teams in the AFC South really aren’t challenging teams. There really is no solid reason for Romo to go to the Texans other than to stay in Texas.
Probably not the smartest move for Romo considering how Talented he is. Basically demoting himself in divisions just isn’t the smartest thing to do, especially when your only reason for going to Houston is because you want to stay in Texas.
Here’s the real controversy. Does Romo stay in Dallas or leave?
Honestly, If Romo stays in Dallas he would still be a back up QB to Prescott . He’s looking at little to no playing time, as long as Prescott is healthy. However, here is an option that could be discussed with Romo and Jerry Jones.
Make Romo apart of your staff.
Romo would make a really good QB Coach. Due to his injuries it makes it really hard for teams to want to pick him up. Romo is technically considered done in Dallas as their QB.
So, why not become a part of the staff. Mentor Prescott and future QB’s Dalles might draft. It could be a win-win for everyone. Romo gets to stay in Dallas, Jones acquires a knowledgeable coach and the QB’s get a coach who is experienced in success and failures.
As far as playing for the Cowboys, Romo is done.
If Romo Leaves Dallas and wants more playing time, go to Denver. Pull a Brett Farve and bounce around from team to team just so you could keep playing, but honestly in the physical condition that Romo is in, it’s just not a healthy move for him.
A good point that was brought up was that Romo’s injuries are not your normal injuries, he had vertebrae injuries and collarbone injuries. Those are serious and as a QB those are deadly because it could do some serious damage to him.
There could be a game where his O-Line doesn’t protect him or they miss someone and that one hit could end it all for him.
Become a coach Romo. When you speak of the Cowboys, you instantly think of him. He’s a great QB but timers run out eventually.