Ed Werder expects April release for Tony Romo, Peter King says Texans make most sense

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The Houston Texans still seem like the favorites to sign Tony Romo.

When it comes to quarterback Tony Romo, the million dollar question is not whether he’ll be released by the Dallas Cowboys, but rather when will he be released?

Even though we all thought at one point Romo would be a free agent by now, there’s a chance Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones is having a hard time letting him go without getting something in return and likely wants to keep him from signing with the Houston Texans.

ESPN NFL insider Ed Werder believes the Cowboys will finally release Romo some time in April.

Some people believe the Cowboys will wait until after the draft to release Romo, which will happen and the end of April.

Peter King of The MMQB was a guest on The Rich Eisen Show on Friday and stated that he believes the Houston Texans make the most sense for Romo.

"“Houston makes the most sense Rich, bar far,” said King. “There’s a need there. There’s a desire I think by the Texans. I think Bill O’Brien would love to have him as his quarterback.Not that Denver wouldn’t. But I think…after the season John Elway told somebody, I don’t want to retard the growth of the two quarterbacks we have. Particulary a number one pick [Paxton lynch]. And so what happens if Romo comes in and he plays really well for a year or two? Then all of a sudden Lynch never gets on the field. Who knows, maybe even leaves Denver without having a chance to play.”"

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King did go on to say he believes Elway will consider signing Romo if he becomes a free agent, but he doesn’t believe the Broncos feel like they have the same type of need that the Texans do to bring in Romo.

Even if the Broncos want to sign Romo and make him an offer, he needs to weigh leaving the state of Texas or playing in Houston, which is a short plane ride from his home in the Dallas area.

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