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Tony Romo Expects To Be Released Not Traded, Thinks He Can Play Another 2-3 Years

ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that Cowboys QB Tony Romo expects to be released this offseason, not traded.

According to Werder, Romo believes he can play another two or three seasons for a team, despite his age and injury history.

Recent reports have said that the Cowboys are likely to try to trade Romo this offseason, as opposed to releasing him outright. Although, reports have been all over the place regarding whether or not that’s realistic.

A number of teams have been tossed out as potential landing spots for Romo including the Bills, Texans and Chiefs with the Broncos possibly being an option if he released later this year.

Romo, 36, is entering the fourth year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $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.

The Cowboys could improve those figures to $14 million of cap savings and $10.7 million of dead money if they were to designate him as a post-June 1 release.

In 2016, Romo appeared in one game and completed three of four passing attempts for 29 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys.

We’ll have more regarding Romo as the news is available.

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