Tony Romo will get his job back as the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys — partly because of the undying loyalty from owner Jerry Jones, with the biggest hinderance to the official start of the Dak Prescott era being a huge contract.
According to Andrew Brandt, Jerry Jones can’t afford to part ways or have Romo walk away, for at least another season.
To those asking about Romo, most mortgaged contract in NFL. Release/retirement this year would have left $40.4M Cap hit. Next year: $19.6M.
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) October 17, 2016
If Jones wants to pay Romo $8 million this year and $14 next season to be Prescott’s backup, I’ll watch, but it’s highly unlikely.
Romo has earned the right to quarterback whatever Juggernaut the Cowboys become this season, and when October turns to playoff December, No. 9 will give Dallas the best opportunity to win it all.