Cowboys Will Release QB Tony Romo Thursday

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The move, which will allow Romo to pursue a starting gig elsewhere, comes after he lost the starting job to rookie Dak Prescott last season.

Blogging The Boys points out that releasing Romo will immediately save Dallas $5.1 million against the salary cap.

While naturally Jones would want Romo to avoid division rivals, it is unclear if Houston, the other Texas team, would fall on this list as well.

The Cowboys are expected to release Romo on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the situation, confirming several reports. As their roster now stands, the Texans only have a little over $18.6 million worth of cap space for the 2017 season, so they'll definitely have to gut their roster in order to accommodate Romo's contract demands.

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His next team can negotiate a deal to its liking and won't have to surrender a draft pick via a trade. His time to chase a Super Bowl is limited. The Texans would then have four quarterbacks under contract for 2017.

The Broncos have been posturing saying they might not even be interested in Romo. If Romo maintains his health, he'll be in the back-end QB1/ QB2 conversation in 2017 if he lands in either Denver or Houston. That could be solution to another team's quarterback woes. Romo would look great throwing passes to Deandre Hopkins, and he would still get to enjoy Texas barbecue. So the Cowboys stuck with the kid and relegated the veteran to backup duty.

McCown was one of the Cowboys' targets last summer after Kellen Moore broke his ankle in the first week of training camp, but the Cleveland Browns' asking price was too high.

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