Tony Romo's time with the Dallas Cowboys is coming to an end.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer report, citing sources, the Cowboys will release their longtime quarterback.
The 36-year-old had three seasons remaining on a contract, which would have payed him $14 million in base salary during the 2017 campaign. Romo carried a cap-hit of 24.7 million dollars, a huge number by any means for a backup, making him a prime candidate for release.
The Cowboys brought Romo aboard as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois, and he became the team's franchise quarterback in 2006.
With the emergence of Dak Prescott last season, it seemed only a matter of time before he was cut by the team he has been with his entire 14-year career.
During his career with the Cowboys, Romo completed 65.3% of his passes for 34,183 yards and 248 touchdowns to 117 interceptions, sporting a 97.1 passer rating.
He will now have the opportunity to join another team, with the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans looking like the most viable suitors for his services.
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