It is weird. Completely freaky. And if that doesn't work out, they can enter training camp with an elite backup for second-year QB Dak Prescott. Now Jones is talking about mid-July. Perhaps next week's owners meetings could spur action, but it is also possible Romo could walk away from the game.
Meanwhile, Romo's prospective new teams have long indicated (to me and others) an unwillingness to take on his existing contract, which pays him $14 million in 2017. Any trade momentum that existed is gone and this do-right agreement has transformed into "keeping things in limbo".
"Tony's been a good quarterback for us for a long time", Garrett said.
The Texans are interested in Romo if Jones releases him. Romo could supplant an analyst, or potentially slide into a spot and bump everyone else down a peg.
"He's really doing great", Jones said.
"I don't want to get into anything he's thinking, but we're in good communication". As he thanked the Cowboys fans for their support over the years, Bob Dylan's "The Times They are a Changin'" played in the background, which was not a coincidence. However, even as they've faded from the pack in terms of rumored ties and interest, Troy Renck, Broncos insider for Denver's ABC affiliate, says the team is still very much interested. The Broncos now have Trevor Siemean and Paxton Lynch as their quarterbacks and GM John Elway isn't giving away if he has interest in Romo.
Multiple media outlets reported that Romo was going to be released at the start of free agency March 9. "Maybe we have a player in Savage, but that remains to be seen". The only caveat to this scenario is if Houston decides to bite the bullet and make a trade for Romo.
The addition of a Tony Romo contract to the Indianapolis Colts could bolster the confidence of the Andrew Luck squad. Why give up anything when you don't have to? He turns 37 in April.
An injury history including two left collarbone breaks and a compound fracture in his back limited Romo's availability to just five games in the last two seasons.
Jones clarified his position on Romo Tuesday via the team's official website.
This shouldn't be this hard.