It’s the end of an era in Dallas.
Technically speaking, anyway. The era really ended when Dak Prescott proved to be the kind of wunderkind that “America’s Team” was willing to trust with the keys to the offense.
Prescott, along with the help Ezekiel Elliot contributed on the ground, made for a potent offensive attack and made Tony Romo dispensable in Dallas.
On Wednesday, it was confirmed that Romo will be released by the Cowboys within the next 24 hours.
Romo will have plenty of option to continue his career elsewhere, though.
At 37 years old, nobody will be looking at him as a long-term solution, but rather hoping he is the missing piece to guide a ready-to-win team to postseason glory. He might also serve as a mentor for a franchise that has a young quarterback that needs to learn the ropes from a seasoned hand before he is ready to start.
Denver appears to be the likeliest destination for Romo in this early stage of free agency. John Elway has done little to try and hide his interest in Romo as a potential fit for the Bronco’s but was unwilling to trade any of his assets to obtain his services.
Now that Romo is a free agent, let the bidding war begin.
And never forget, that’s my quarterback.