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Where Tony Romo should go

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Broncos, Texans most likely landing spots for Romo (2:26)

Merril Hoge, Herm Edwards and Adam Schefter explore all the potential destinations for Tony Romo. (2:26)

Tony Romo will be released by the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday after 14 seasons with the team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer.

We asked our panel of six NFL Insiders to weigh in on Romo's future and which teams he should be interested in.

If you're Romo, who's your first option?

Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Both the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos make sense. They're two contenders that feature top-tier defenses and the run game. I see the Broncos as the better fit, however, given the play-calling of new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and the weapons on the roster. With Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, Romo gets two established players at wide receiver who will facilitate even more production in 2017. Yes, I understand the concerns about the offensive line in Denver, but we are still in early March. General manager John Elway has plenty of time to upgrade the front via free agency, and the draft to give Romo some security in the passing game.

John Clayton, senior NFL writer: All signs are beginning to point to Romo signing with the Broncos at a reduced cost. The Texans would be the second option. You can see the way the market is shaping up. Tyrod Taylor is now staying with the Buffalo Bills. The Chicago Bears will probably beat out the New York Jets for Mike Glennon. Romo isn't going to go to the Cleveland Browns. Romo wants to win, and Denver gives him the best chance. Elway won't pay Romo top dollar, but he knows a healthy Romo can take Denver deep into the playoffs. If he gets hurt, the Broncos can go back to Trevor Siemian, a quarterback Elway likes and believes is a competent NFL starter.