With every passing week of his rookie season, Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott seemed to get better and better. While having a rookie fourth-round draft pick, who made a paltry $833,393 (signing bonus included) in 2016, emerge as one of the best young signal callers in the National Football League is undoubtedly a great thing for “America’s Team,” it also signifies the end of the Tony Romo era in Dallas.
When you consider Romo’s lengthy injury history, his bloated contract (his scheduled cap hit for 2017 is $24.9 million), and his diminishing physical ability, then it’s clear that the Cowboys had a hard time justifying keeping Romo on their roster going forward — even if the 36-year-old is one of the best players in franchise history. Knowing this, we compiled a list of the most likely landing spots for Romo in 2017.
[Editor’s note 4/4/2017: It appears Romo is headed to the broadcast booth, rather than another NFL team]