Romo will be free to sign with any team. Those are two teams who appeared to be a quarterback away from Super Bowl contention in 2016. Buffalo announced Wednesday that they restructured the quarterback's contract. Brock Osweiler, Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden are all locked up for 2017. Romo has spent 14 seasons with the Cowboys and is the all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns for the Dallas Cowboys' franchise. The Texans need to win now.
The 49ers could decide to take a run at him, but it's hard to see Romo coming to the Bay Area.
If Romo is going to sign with a team other than Denver or Houston, it might have to be with someone that already has a capable quarterback. Designating him as a post-June 1 cut would cost the Cowboys almost $25 million, but that money could be split over 2017 and 2018. In Romo's case, that would be $19.6 million of dead money that'll count against the 2017 cap. With Dak Prescott etched in stone as the team's starter and Romo set to count almost $25 million against the cap, the writing has been on the wall for some time now. But this visual of Romo seated to Jones's right, much like a family member would be, showed the Cowboys would do right by Romo.
Hands-on with the new Nintendo Switch and 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild'
Plus, this will be the first game not only with multiple solutions to puzzles, but also a true open-world and even DLC. Breath of the Wild , there are myriad important mechanics and concepts that the game never explains outright.
This puts the Texans in a bit of a bind.
As Schefter mentions, the Texans and Broncos are the early front-runners. After unsuccessfully trying to trade him, the Cowboys will reportedly release Romo on Thursday.
Houston is the option that makes the most sense on the surface.