Rapoport says that it will depend on how the season plays out for the Cowboys and how Romo’s body feels moving forward.
As of now, Romo feels he’s in better shape now that he’s been in a while but Rapoport mentions that it’s possible he could consider retiring as a member of the Cowboys’ organization this year.
Should Romo walk away and not pursue opportunities with other teams around the league, Romo is expected to stay within the Cowboys’ organization, as he’s very close to the Jones’ family.
Already today, we’ve covered reports that there is expected to be “significant“ trade interest in Romo and the possibility that Cowboys could hold on to him for the 2017 season, so there’s clearly a lot to be sorted out in the coming months.
Romo is shaping up to be one of the top storylines of the offseason, so you can expect to see several more updates posted in the coming weeks/months.
Romo, 36, is in the third year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $8.5 million (2016), $14 million (2017), $19.5 million (2018) and $20.5 million (2019).
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing or trading Romo would free up $5.1 million in available cap space while creating a staggering $19.6 million in dead money, which figures to be a huge consideration for the Cowboys.
In 2015, Romo threw for 884 yards while completing 68.6 percent of his passes to go along with five touchdowns and seven interceptions over the course of four games for the Cowboys.
We’ll have more regarding Romo and his future with the Cowboys as the news is available.