The Tony Romo era is effectively over for the Dallas Cowboys. Romo’s back injury in mid-August opened the door for Dak Prescott to step in and take over. Since then, the rookie out of Mississippi State has taken the NFL by storm.
While playing at an elite level, the fourth-round pick (No. 135 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft has led America’s Team to a league-leading 8-1 record. He has thrown for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns, and only four interceptions (equating to a quarterback rating of 104.9), and has also added 282 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. Knowing this, when Romo was cleared to return to action in Week 11, it came as no surprise that Dallas head coach Jason Garrett and owner/General Manager Jerry Jones committed to Prescott as the team’s starting quarterback .
Romo has since applauded the job Prescott has done, and likewise admitted that the rookie earned the right to start for the Cowboys going forward. The four-time Pro Bowler also made it clear that he still has a burning desire to continue his playing career. But with his hefty contract (he has a scheduled salary cap hit of $24.7 million in 2017) and the lack of opportunity he has in Dallas, it’s a forgone conclusion that Romo will suit up for another franchise in 2017.
Well, the oddsmakers for the sportsbooks in Las Vegas may see it playing out differently. Here are the 11 most likely landing spots for Romo in 2017 according to Vegas.