Odds Narrowly Favor a Change of Scenery for Tony Romo in 2017

One online sports book has opened action on where Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo plays next season. If you think he's as good as gone from Big D, think again.

 

If you think it's a foregone conclusion that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be playing for a different team next season, think again.

BookMaker.eu posted odds for what team Romo will suit up for in 2017, and while the Denver Broncos lead the way at +135 (bet $100 to win $135), the odds of him staying with the 10-1 Cowboys are nearly the same at +145 (bet $100 to win $145).

Romo injured his back in the preseason. In his stead, Mississippi State rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has been lights-out, tossing 18 touchdowns against just two interceptions. He also has six scores on the ground.

The Broncos (7-3) appear to be just a quarterback away from returning to the Super Bowl, which they won in February. Veteran Peyton Manning, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts, signed with the team in 2012. Romo, who came into the league in 2003 out of Eastern Illinois, could follow the same path as Manning and ride into retirement with the Broncos.

In Denver, Romo would replace Trevor Siemian, who has thrown just 12 touchdowns (tied for 17th in the NFL) this season against seven picks (tied for 14th).

Romo has also been hotly linked to the New York Jets (+900), who will likely move on from Ryan Fitzpatrick in the off-season.

According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Cowboys trading Romo before June 1 would result in a $19.6 million dead cap hit. La Canfora added that it's "hardly out of the question" that Romo remains a member of America's Team.

From BookMaker: Tony Romo team in Week 1 of 2017-18 NFL regular season:

  • Denver Broncos +135
  • Dallas Cowboys +145
  • Chicago Bears +450
  • Los Angeles Rams +650
  • San Francisco 49ers +700
  • New York Jets +900
  • Retire (does not play in 2017-18 season) +1600
  • Field +600