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Report: Tony Romo Expecting Release, Believes He Can Play 2-3 More Seasons

RJ Ochoa



Tony Romo

The matter of Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys this offseason has been a line of dominos waiting to begin for some time now, and it appears that the first one is starting to wobble. According to a report, Tony Romo is expecting to be released - not traded - and has a timetable as far as what may be left in the tank for him.

Ed Werder on Twitter

Source says Tony Romo expecting release, not trade, and believes he can start as #NFL QB 2-3 more seasons despite turning 37, injury history

It has been speculated by many people as to whether or not the Cowboys will indeed release or trade the man who has defined their organization for the last decade. It was reported during Super Bowl week that Romo "wants to play against the Cowboys in 2017," but that narrative was drowned out by the NFL-wide madness down in Houston.

Earlier this week the great news came to light that Tony Romo and his family are expecting their third child this August. This added a new detail to the entire saga as far as where he would ultimately end up, people wondering whether he might want to be closer to home with a newborn in tow.

Tony Romo

Before the offseason is all said and done, Tony Romo will turn 37. We're all well-familiar with his injury history, so that combination is an interesting one for potential teams to try and take a chance on. For those wondering, Peyton Manning turned 36 when he migrated west to quarterback the Denver Broncos (he would play four-ish seasons and win Super Bowl 50). Tom Brady just played his last game in his thirties and believes that next season won't even be his last.

There are potentially going to be more options for quarterback-needy teams this offseason than many may have thought even just a month ago. Romo, whether traded or released, is obviously one of them. Teams also may ponder over the services of Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo, Alex Smith if he's released by the Chiefs, or Tyrod Taylor if his showdown with the Bills goes south.

Will Tony Romo be the best option? Maybe he isn't, and maybe that's why Romo is expecting to be released and not traded. Perhaps the market for his services really is a bit more dry and teams are unwilling to surrender any draft - or otherwise - capital in order to acquire him ahead of a free agency frenzy.

Wherever Tony Romo is playing football in 2017, it seems that he will indeed be playing football and not enjoying the lifestyle retirement offers. This day has been coming for a long time, Cowboys Nation. We'll get through it together.

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Free Agent WR Allen Hurns Plans to Sign With Cowboys

Brian Martin



Free Agent WR Allen Hurns Plans to Sign With Cowboys

It looks as if the Dallas Cowboys will be adding yet another wide receiver through free agency. According to sources, Allen Hurns plans on signing with the Cowboys.

Josina Anderson on Twitter

WR Allen Hurns just told me, "I'm going to sign with Dallas." #Cowboys

This is a move that seemed unlikely after the Cowboys signed Deonte Thompson a few days ago, but I know a lot of Cowboys Nation will be excited about this transaction.

Allen Hurns joins a receiver group that features Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, Ryan Switzer, Noah Brown, and the recently added Deonte Thompson.

While this move is exciting, it does create more confusion for the Cowboys and their wide receivers. It's difficult to imagine all of these WRs sticking to the roster, which means there will be some tough decisions that need to be made.

What will the Cowboys do with Dez Bryant?

Will Cole Beasley be cut or traded?

Are the Cowboys comfortable absorbing Terrance Williams' cap hit if traded or released?

Will this keep the Cowboys from drafting a WR early?

All of these questions and more will have to be answered eventually. But, one thing is for sure, things are definitely about to get interesting.

Of course, there is a bonus here for the Dallas Cowboys. Since Allen Hurns was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, he doesn't count against the Cowboys compensatory picks next season.

Please stay tuned and we will continue to keep you updated on contract details and any other news involving Allen Hurns as it becomes available.

What do you think about the Allen Hurns signing?

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Cowboys Sign Free Agent WR Deonte Thompson

Jess Haynie



Deonte Thompson

The Dallas Cowboys added some speed to their receiver corps today by signing free agent Deonte Thompson. He played for both the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills last season.

Thompson, who turned 29 last month, went undrafted in 2012. He had a quiet to start to his career as a reserve and practice squad guy in Baltimore and Chicago, but finally got a chance to shine with seven starts last year for the Bills. He 27 catches for 430 yards and one touchdown in just 11 games.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

The #Cowboys signed WR Deonte Thompson, per agent @davidcanter. He gets 1-year, $2.5M with a $1M signing bonus.

Deonte brings some much-needed speed to the Cowboys offense. He ran a 4.31 40-yard dash as a rookie, and while he's 29 now he still poses more of a vertical threat than the current Dallas receivers.

Given the low salary in this deal, Thompson may not be seen as much than a replacement for Brice Butler near the bottom of Dallas' depth chart. We also have to wait and see what happens with the draft and other moves this offseason to know where he fits into the bigger picture.

For now, though, Cowboys fans can take a little comfort in knowing the front office hasn't completely fallen asleep at the wheel.

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Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

At long last, the Dallas Cowboys have their first free agent addition of this offseason. Having lost starters Jonathan Cooper and Anthony Hitchens at left guard and linebacker respectively, the team has added depth at LB with Joe Thomas signing a two-year deal.

The 2018 season will actually mark Joe Thomas' second stint with the Dallas Cowboys, as he was signed to their practice squad in 2015. The team that signed Thomas out of South Carolina State following the 2014 draft, the Green Bay Packers, added Thomas back to their active roster for the 2015 season.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Source: Cowboys have agreed to a 2-year deal with free agent LB Joe Thomas. He visited the Cowboys today. Thomas has played in 42 games over the last three seasons with the Packers. He had a career-high 70 tackles in 2016.

Thomas has spent the last three seasons starting eight games for the Packers, recording 70 tackles and an interception in 2016.

A contingency plan of Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith carrying the Cowboys for 16 games at LB requires adequate depth, which is exactly what the Cowboys are typically in the market for come free agency. Waiting longer than usual to make their first splash, the Cowboys absolutely need an addition like Thomas to perform better than last year's FA class.

Used in sub packages by the Packers while also playing special teams - where the Cowboys have lost core players in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber - Thomas will have a great chance to impress two new Dallas coaches in Ben Bloom and Keith O'Quinn.

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