Tony Romo will have a new football home in 2017, it's only a matter of where and when. Whether he's released or traded by the Dallas Cowboys, it's clear Romo and his $24.7 million cap hit for next season are no longer a fit for the only NFL team he's known. But Romo would plug in nicely to a lot of other lineups around the league.
The Houston Texans is a potentially perfect marriage and, according to an ESPN report, Romo’s top choice. He would join a team that's won the maligned AFC Souththe past two years despite a 9-7 record and woeful quarterback contributions each time. Houston's primary offensive weapons (RB Lamar Miller and WR DeAndre Hopkins) were inhibited by Brock Osweiler's struggles in 2016, which caused coach Bill O'Brien to yank out any hair he had left. But Romo, supported by a defense that ranked first without J.J. Watt, could change all that — though the Texans would need to fortify the pass protection in front of him. Houston's cap situation means Romo would probably have to accept less here than other places, but it does send him to a potential contender.