If you ask fans, Tony Romo is not the greatest quarterback in Dallas Cowboys history, with names like Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman above him. However, in the record books, Romo holds many of the Cowboys passing records and will go down as the best Dallas quarterback to never win the big one. Now, Tony will look to finally win the big one somewhere else as ESPN reports that the Cowboys will release Romo on March 9.

Tony Romo and the Denver Broncos

There were a lot of rumors on the Internet that the Denver Broncos were looking at talking to Tony Romo last night. However, Romo was at a Dallas Mavericks game last night and was not in Denver.

Despite that, the Broncos appear to be the team most likely to sign him once the Dallas Cowboys release Romo on Thursday. This is a smart move for the team because it paid off a few years ago when they did the same thing with Peyton Manning. The Indianapolis Colts didn't want to hold onto Manning because they considered him an injury risk. They drafted Andrew Luck and he replaced Manning. The Broncos took the chance on him and he led them to two Super Bowls while also breaking the NFL passing record in Denver. Manning won a Super Bowl and retired as a member of the Denver Broncos. Just like when they had Manning at quarterback, the Broncos have one of the best defenses in the NFL and a great receiver to throw to.

Could Tony Romo have the same fairy tale ending?

Tony Romo's replacement in Dallas

Just as the Indianapolis Colts replaced Peyton Manning with Andrew Luck, when the Dallas Cowboys release Tony Romo, they have a new starter in Dak Prescott. While the Colts drafted Luck with every indication of him starting, the Cowboys drafted Prescott as a backup and only chose to start him after Romo's injury in the preseason.

Dak Prescott went on to have one of the best rookie seasons of anyone in the NFL. By releasing Romo now, the Cowboys will save $5.1 million against the salary cap and have $19.6 million in dead money in 2017. Now, the Cowboys will look to make it back to the playoffs with Dak Prescott and have to hope there will be no slump with Tony Romo leaving the team for greener pastures.

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