The times, they are a-changin’. That’s the current mantra of Tony Romo, who offered up a heartfelt goodbye to Cowboys fans on Instagram on Thursday, following two days of swirling rumors that he’d be released or traded.
“Hey everyone. I just wanted to come and tell you it’s been a crazy 48 hours here,” Romo said in his video message accompanied by the Bob Dylan track. “Me and my family have felt the outpouring of support and love from all of you. It’s been overwhelming, and it doesn’t go unnoticed, so I want to say thank you.”
He added: “We have a lot to think about here going forward, but we’ll see what happens. Till then, I’m just going to keep listening to Bob Dylan.”
It’s unclear whether he meant the singer/songwriter’s entire oeuvre, or just the one single on repeat. Judging from his wife’s interjection in the video, it appears to be the latter.
“Hey, enough with the sad music,” Candice Romo said.
“That’s my wife,” Romo added, smiling. “She loves me unconditionally.”
That’s more than he can say for Cowboys fans, who the soon-to-be 37-year-old alternately awed and frustrated over his 13 seasons with the team. The last two seasons proved particularly tumultuous because of injuries, as well as the emergency of standout rookie Dak Prescott — who dethroned Romo as the team’s starter in 2016. The veteran played in just five games total the past two years.
As to where Romo’s might be heading toward (possibly like a rolling stone), the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans appear to be the most likely destinations, according to the latest rumors.
Hopefully, Romo won’t be left blowin’ in the wind for too long.