Off the Record (OTR)

Werder: Romo to be released

Ed Werder is probably as plugged in to the Dallas Cowboys as any media member. So, when he throws out an opinion based on one of his sources, it’s usually worth listening to.

Regarding quarterback Tony Romo, a source tells Ed Werder that the Cowboys are expecting to release him this offseason rather than trade him.

“Source says Tony Romo expecting release, not trade, and believes he can start as #NFL QB 2-3 more seasons despite turning 37, injury history,” Werder tweets.

This probably stems from the fact that the trade market for Romo is pretty cold. He’s an excellent talent, but he’s played five games in the last two seasons due to injuries and getting Wally Pipped. The scariest part would be his latest back injury. That kind of stuff is debilitating and the next hit could end his career.

Romo will almost certainly find a home as a starter somewhere, but teams don’t seem to be lining up to throw high draft picks a the Cowboys.

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