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Free Agency Report: The Dallas Cowboys are Set to Release Tony Romo and the Houston Texans are Lurking

The Dallas Cowboys are set to release Tony Romo on Thursday putting the Houston Texans in the spotlight to potentially land the quarterback.

The free agency market is set to heat up with the Dallas Cowboys set to release quarterback Tony Romo on Thursday ahead of it opening. The Texans appear to be front runners with the Denver Broncos to court the soon to be released quarterback putting the two teams front and center battling it out for a quarterback. 

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Reports also point to Romo having an agreement in place with Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones to no sign with a rival NFC East team as part of his release. 

Romo’s health situation is nothing to overlook. The soon-to-be 37-year old quarterback has not played a complete season since 2012. He is not too far removed from his best season of his career in 2014, when he threw for 3,705 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions with a career high 69.9% completion and quarterback rating of 113.2. 

Romo lost two seasons, 2010 and 2015, due to a broken clavicle, and the 2016 was lost due to a compression fracture to the L1 vertebra in the preseason. Add in the complication of a few games here and there missed late in the 2013 season due to back surgery to repair a herniated disc. His clavicle issue is one issue, but there have been at least three known instances where Romo has had back issues which have kept him out of games. 

For a Texans team that has been struggling for consistency at the position, on the surface the name looks good but the injury history is an overarching concern.

The Texans will have to put some due diligence in the process to come to a collective answer if Romo can help in 2017 but they will be checking when the move is made by the Cowboys. 

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