Could Tony Romo be released after the NFL owners meetings?

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Are the Dallas Cowboys close to finally releasing Tony Romo?

It sounds like we will soon find out when the Dallas Cowboys plan on moving on from quarterback Tony Romo with the NFL owners meetings taking place next week in Arizona.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle says some people believe the Cowboys could finally move on from Romo after next week’s meetings.

"Many in league circles believe Jones won’t do anything until or after the NFL owners meetings next week in Arizona. During that time, Jones could take face-to-face meetings with Texans owner Bob McNair and general manager Rick Smith. Smith is in Arizona already for NFL competition committee meetings. Cowboys executive Stephen Jones is also a member of the NFL competition committee."

ESPN’s Ed Werder recently mentioned that he believes the Cowboys will release Romo some time in April. Of course next week’s owner meetings is the last week in March.

I would’t be surprised if Dallas decides to keep Romo until after the draft since a team might panic if they’re unable to draft a quarterback early on.

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Like many other people, former NFL agent and CBS Sports writer Joel Corry believes the Texans need to draft a quarterback no matter what happens with Romo.

"“Even if they bring in Romo and have Savage, you need another quarterback,” Corry said. “They have Weeden in place as an insurance policy. Savage has barely played and can’t stay healthy. We don’t know how good he is yet. The Broncos have Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. They could pass on Romo and still be OK at quarterback. It’s not the same as the Texans’ situation. They need Romo and a quarterback of the future.”"

I wonder if the Texans are able to sign Romo before the draft, if they would decide to take a quarterback in the second round instead of the first round.  Or vice versa if they’re not able to sign him beforehand.

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.