It’s official or at least will be official tomorrow according to sources, the Dallas Cowboys will release veteran QB Tony Romo, ending an era in Dallas. Romo will enter free agency with an extremely high profile. Several teams have been mentioned as a possible landing spot, such as Denver and Houston. With that said, could Jacksonville possibly be the landing spot for Tony Romo?
We already know that the Jacksonville organization is looking to make some serious moves this off season. They already traded away TE Julius Thomas and landed OT Branden Albert. It is expected that they will look to bolster their secondary as well.
Will the Jags be players in the Romo sweepstakes? Nothing is impossible. One item of interest is the fact that Tom Coughlin, who is back with the Jags in the front office and will have the final say on all personnel moves is very familiar with Tony Romo. He faced him almost 20 times while he was the head coach of the Giants. There was a string there where Romo dominated the Giants too.
If the Jaguars want to get into the Romo sweepstakes they are going to have to act fast. It will also officially end the Blake Bortles era in Jacksonville, or at least relegate him to the bench. Right now the Jags are in no way front runners to land Romo, but it would be a huge splash and likely be a major shot in the arm for the franchises fan base. Let’s face it, the Jaguars fan base right now is just numb.
The direction the Jags go in free agency will have a lot to do with Coughlin and head coach Doug Marrone’s confidence in Bortles. If they really believe they can win the AFC South with Bortles at the helm, it’s likely they will take a pass on Romo. If they don’t think this is the case, the Jags may all of a sudden emerge as serious players to land Romo. It would be a crazy shift for a franchise that has dragged along for the past decade.