Romo’s Next Play

What's Coming Up for the Veteran Quarterback

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo leaves the field after the Cowboys lost to the Minnesota Vikings 24-21 during their NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Minneapolis.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo leaves the field after the Cowboys lost to the Minnesota Vikings 24-21 during their NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Dylan Shackleford, Staff Reporter

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Tony Romo is no longer the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, and everyone knows that, but what’s next for the 36 year old veteran quarterback? Many people believe not even Romo himself knows the answer to that question. There have been talks of trade, talks of release, and talks of Romo joining television broadcasting. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has changed his mind a hundred times, and he is running out of time.

Before the new year kicked off, Jerry Jones released a statement that the Dallas Cowboys would be releasing their 10+ year starter the day the new NFL year officially starts. If you have been following America’s team long enough, you would have a feeling Jones would not follow up with his statement, which would put him and his Boys’ in the spotlight once again. On that Thursday, Jones told the world they were not thinking about trading Romo.

Although many teams are in need of a good starting quarterback, especially a veteran like Romo, there is a huge risk in picking someone up like him, especially with that huge contract. As good as Romo has proven to be, he has shown to be very injury-prone. If you are a basketball fan, imagine Derrick Rose, but worse. He can help you win games when he plays, but it seems like he never plays. He has MVP talent, but is unable to showcase it when it matters, especially in the postseason.

The Broncos seemed to have had a good shot at picking him up, with John Elway showing interest. It could have been a perfect fit, he has played well during his career but was unable to bring the Lombardi back to Dallas, so right now he is just like Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Charles Woodson, he just wants to win a title. The Broncos seem to have everything to contend for their second super bowl in the past three years EXCEPT a quarterback. Romo could be the missing piece to their puzzle, but according to Elway, there have been no trade talks with the Cowboys. Typical Jerry Jones. He is too afraid to let his, as Stephen A. Smith puts it, “adopted son.”

Houston is the other possible destination. Just like the Broncos, the Texans have an outstanding defense. They also a decent running back in Lamar Miller, two good tight ends, and most importantly two great young receivers in DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. If it wasn’t for their awful QB situation last year, they could have been serious contenders. This would be the best move for Romo and for the Texans.

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