Dallas Cowboys Expected To Trade Or Release Quarterback Tony Romo

After 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys — quarterback Tony Romo’s time with the club has come to an end.

By Gus ContrerasMarch 10, 2017 8:30 am, , ,

From KERA News

Romo came at a time when the Cowboys were starving for a quarterback. It was then head coach Bill Parcells who gave Romo his first shot back in 2006.

Romo landed with the team without being drafted from Eastern Illinois University in 2003 — and eventually took over the position.

Team owner Jerry Jones once called the discovery of Romo “a miracle” in an infamous viral video at a bar. Romo quickly won over the fanbase with flashy play and a charming smile. Like when he made the Jimmy Kimmel Show’s “Handsome Men Club.”

A ‘consummate professional’

In his 10 years as starting quarterback, Romo broke the records of team greats: Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. His Hispanic background also endeared him to a North Texas’s large Latino population. Like Cowboys fan Joseph Lopez.

“You know, Tony is a consummate professional. He’s a guy that everybody should look up and appreciate. I’m a big fan. I feel like there’s not enough Hispanic quarterbacks in the NFL. But I think Tony’s been a pro the entire time.”

Though, it wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows for Romo in Dallas. He had a reputation for letdowns in big moments.

Like a botched field goal snap in 2006 that kept them from advancing in the playoffs — a trip to Cabo, Mexico with then girlfriend Jessica Simpson during the playoffs — and throwing costly interceptions to lose games.

In the end, it was injuries that caused him to miss significant playing time over the past five years. He punctured a lung, broke his collarbone twice and a bone in his back.

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