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. After that, the rookie out of Mississippi State took the NFL by storm.
While playing at an elite level, the fourth-round pick (No. 135 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft led America’s Team to a 13-3 record for the 2015–16 season. Prescott threw for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns, and only four interceptions (equating to a quarterback rating of 104.9). He 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 applauded the job Prescott did, and likewise admitted that the rookie earned the right to start for the Cowboys. 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 his release from the Cowboys, it’s a forgone conclusion that Romo will suit up for another franchise in 2017.
Here are the 11 most likely landing spots for Romo in 2017 according to Vegas.