Wow. The day that has been speculated about for months has come.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys are officially moving on from the face of the franchise for the past decade, Tony Romo, and handing over the keys to Mississippi State legend Dak Prescott:
Cowboys are releasing Tony Romo on Thursday, sources tell @toddarcher and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2017
Let the Romo recruiting in Houston and Denver begin.
Tony Romo has been the face of the Dallas Cowboys for the past decade. Romo has often been criticized for losing playoff games, throwing too many interceptions, and being injury prone, but for the past eleven years, Romo was who you thought of when you heard “Dallas Cowboys”. It is practically impossible to see the four-time Pro Bowler and the franchise’s leader in passing yards and touchdowns wearing a different uniform in a different city.
No one thought it would be a fourth-round rookie, especially one who had seven other players at his position drafted ahead of him, to be the one who sent Romo out of town and away from the silver and blue.
But, since the rookie’s first preseason game in the middle of August, Dak Prescott has taken the world by storm.
Once Kellen Moore and Tony Romo went down with injuries during the preseason, the Cowboys refused to go after a veteran replacement and instead decided to roll with their exciting rookie, not looking back.
Prescott took the opportunity by the horns and took full advantage of it. His play in his rookie season has many calling him the greatest rookie Quarterback in NFL history.
On November 15, in midst of Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys’ eight-game winning streak, Tony Romo stepped up to a podium inside the Cowboys’ facilities and delivered a six minute speech that explained why Prescott is the guy to lead the Cowboys moving forward.
After leading his team to a 13-3 record, starting in the Pro Bowl in his first season in the league, and being named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, the greatest player to wear the Maroon and White in Starkville is now the face of the historic Dallas Cowboys franchise.