Romo’s contract would currently cost the Cowboys a $24.7 million cap hit this year. If they designate him a post-June 1 cut, the team would save $14 million in cap space in 2017 with Romo counting $10.7 million against the cap this year and $8.9 million in 2018.
Releasing Romo would open things up for McCown to join the team. The Cowboys would be McCown’s 10th team since getting drafted by the Cardinals in the 2002 NFL Draft. He has Texas roots, growing up in the East Texas town of Jacksonville and spending three seasons at SMU in Dallas before finishing his college career at Sam Houston State in Huntsville.
McCown will be 38 on July 4, about three weeks before the Cowboys open training camp. He appeared in just five games last year because of a shoulder injury, and threw for 1,100 yards, with six touchdowns and six interceptions. He’s been a journeyman backup for most of his career, which would make him a good fit behind Prescott, who was the NFL’s surprise rookie of the year last season.
The Jets cornerback is facing multiple charges following an altercation that left a pair of Pittsburgh men unconscious last weekend.
Revis was charged Thursday with two counts of felony aggravated assault, single counts each of robbery and conspiracy, both felonies, and making terroristic threats, a misdemeanor. He did not speak with media who had assembled Friday evening in front of the Pittsburgh Municipal Courts building.
The alleged incident occurred at 2:43 a.m. Sunday when 22-year-old Dallas Cousins recognized Revis, a Pittsburgh native who played collegiately at Pitt. The man pulled out a cell phone to film his interaction with Revis.