One stat that sets Tony Romo apart

With the Cowboys planning to release Tony Romo on Thursday, NFL Research takes a look back at some of the most noteworthy stats from Romo's 14-year NFL career.

Tony Romo profile

-36 years old (will be 37 entering 2017 season)

-Entering 15th season in NFL (first 14 seasons with Cowboys)

Top accomplishments in Dallas

-Romo is the Cowboys' all-time leader in pass yards, pass TDs and passer rating.

-Romo's 78 career wins as a starting QB rank third in Cowboys history behind Troy Aikman (94) and Roger Staubach (85).

Salary cap implications involved with Romo

-The Cowboys save $5.1M in cap space and $14M in cash by cutting Romo this offseason, according to Overthecap.com.

-Romo was in line to have the highest salary cap value of any QB in 2017 ($24.7M), before the Cowboys decided to release him.

Romo's injury history

-Since becoming the Cowboys' starter in 2006, Romo has missed 36 games due to injury, and played through numerous other injuries.

-Romo has not played a full 16-game season since 2012 (Cowboys finished 8-8).

-Below is a list of the injuries that Romo has suffered over his career:

2016: Back injury (was inactive for nine games)

2015: Broken left clavicle (missed 12 games)

2014: Broken rib (missed 0 games)

2014: Back injury (missed 1 game)

2013: Back injury (missed 1 game)

2011: Broken rib, punctured lung (missed 0 games)

2010: Broken left clavicle (missed 10 games)

2008: Broken finger (missed 3 games)

2008: Torn rib cartilage (missed 0 games)

One stat that sets Romo apart

-Romo has the highest career passer rating (97.1) of any quarterback that has not won a Super Bowl as a starter.

-The only two QBs who have a higher career passer rating than Romo are Aaron Rodgers (104.1) and Tom Brady (97.2).

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