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Tony Romo is a man without a country when it comes to his current NFL status. The long-time Dallas Cowboys quarterback is among the most discussed players in the league as the offseason continues, but Romo doesn’t have a new destination (yet) and Dak Prescott is “the guy” in Dallas for the foreseeable future.

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With that as the backdrop, Trey Wingo of ESPN joined SportsDayDFW’s Ballzy Podcast this week and heaped considerable praise. Among other things, Wingo referred to Romo as “literally the perfect backup” if he was placed in that role and, more controversially, he refers to Romo as “the most under-appreciated player in football” over a long period of time.

Tony Romo’s the most underappreciated player in football over the last 6-7-8 years. The narrative that stuck with him from a fumbled snap in a wildcard game when no other starting quarterback would be out there, by the way, as your holder – take that out of it, and I think the narrative changes dramatically. His numbers speak for themselves the last 4-5 years he’s played so it’d be perfect if you could work it out but if he’s going to play, he wants to play and the question then becomes can you get anything for him? I think they’re going to have to release him.

Frankly, this might true. Romo garnered a bad rap for some unfortunate circumstances but, in general, he played like a top-10 quarterback throughout his tenure at the helm in Dallas. While he has unquestioned trouble with durability at this point, it would be unwise to question Romo’s on-field ability when he’s healthy and even the Cowboys would cop to that.

It remains to be seen where Romo ends up but, wherever he lands, his new team will be getting a quality football player if health concerns are alleviated.

Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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