Inside The Bills

Jones not sure how they’ll resolve Romo issue

Posted by Chris Brown on February 9, 2017 – 11:34 am

NFL reporters are running wild with speculative reports about Tony Romo’s next possible destination knowing he won’t be re-assuming the starting quarterback role in Dallas, after Dak Prescott’s remarkable rookie season. But in a local radio interview in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones explained how they’ve yet to come up with a viable solution on how to handle Tony Romo knowing he still wants to compete in the NFL.

“The team we have, especially the offensive side, was built for Tony,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “This is what it is. It’s a juncture we have to address. I don’t know how ultimately we will resolve this and nobody should be alarmed because you don’t have all the answers. There are some issues here that you just have to see how the cards are playing. But we’ll work to this.”

The Dallas Morning News cited Jones and Romo’s close relationship, which Jones also referenced, believing it could help them come to a viable solution together.

“The main thing is we will work through it,” Jones said. “We have a sound enough foundation together that on an individual basis, we will get through this.”

Romo has a 2017 cap hit of almost $25 million and the Cowboys are projected to be $10 million over the 2017 cap, so moving him off the roster could be tricky knowing cutting him or even trading him with his current contract would put more than $19M in dead cap money on the Cowboys books.

A restructuring of his deal is a must to even make moving him off the Dallas roster feasible.

The Bills have been one of several NFL clubs mentioned by NFL reporters as a potential landing spot for Romo this offseason.

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