Thursday was the day, according to multiple reports, that the Dallas Cowboys would be officially releasing oft-injured quarterback Tony Romo.
But contrary to the reports, Romo remains a Cowboy… at least for the time being.
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the team would rather get something in return for their former star QB who lost his job to Dak Prescott.
“Right now the Cowboys, I am told, are simply keeping their options open,” Rapoport said. “Not ready to release him just yet. They’re trying to see if they can possibly get some compensation for Tony Romo, now that it’s very clear that the Houston Texans would be interested, the Denver Broncos would potentially be interested, so they want to see if they can get some value for Romo and make sure that, wherever he goes, that it is going to be his choice.”
“From what I understand, it is Jerry Jones, it is Tony Romo, having these discussions, trying to figure out how they’re going to proceed and where he wants to go,” he added. “Nothing has actually happened, but this is about the team, the Cowboys, keeping open the lines of communication, waiting to see if they can possibly get any value for Romo.”