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Tony Romo open to 'massaging' contract in order to change teams

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Alex Butler
Tony Romo and his wife Candace Crawford-Romo arrive on the red carpet prior to the White House Correspondents Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, April 30, 2016. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
Tony Romo and his wife Candace Crawford-Romo arrive on the red carpet prior to the White House Correspondents Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, April 30, 2016. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Arguably the biggest storyline during the NFL offseason is where Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo will be playing in 2017.

The question is no longer regarding if he will leave the Dallas Cowboys, but rather how he will leave the famed franchise. ESPN's Ed Werder reported last week that Romo expects to be released, but other reports have disputed that claim. MMQB's Albert Breer reported Sunday that he expects the Cowboys to "do right" by the 36-year-old gunslinger, meaning the team should release him to test the market or trade him to a team of his choosing.

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that Romo is willing to "massage" his contract to "work within the cap constraints of a contending team..."

Romo is entering the fifth year of a seven-year, $119.5 million contract. He is booked for $14 million in 2017. The deal escalates to $20.5 million for the 2019 season.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection has started just four games since the end of the 2014 season.

The Denver Broncos, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, and Kansas City Chiefs are among the teams rumored to be linked to Romo.

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