Report: Tony Romo saga not ending anytime soon

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t done playing chicken with Tony Romo and the rest of the NFL.

There was some hope that the Dallas Cowboys would finally release or trade quarterback Tony Romo during the NFL owners meetings this week.

That’s not happening.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Romo saga isn’t ending anytime soon and could extend past this year’s NFL draft, which is at the end of next month.

This makes me wonder if Jones is trying to frustrate Romo into retiring instead of waiting patiently to land with a new team.

I know Jones doesn’t have to do Romo any favors, but he’s truly showing that he cares more about money than one of his most prized players.

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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk said something interesting today.

"“I feel like the Cowboys may try to nudge Tony Romo into retirement. I’m starting to get that sense that maybe Jerry Jones would like Tony Romo to walk away all together.”"

In an ideal world for Jones, Romo would retire.

The second best thing for Jones is if Romo was traded to the Denver Broncos.

The last thing Jones wants is for Romo to sign with the Houston Texans after getting released.

Which is part of the reason we’re still waiting for something to happen.

The other reason is I’m sure Jones doesn’t want to have to deal with the cap hit that goes along with cutting Romo.