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Frenzy Over Tony Romo Ramping Up, Trade Possible

Frenzy Over Tony Romo Ramping Up, Trade Possible

Letting go is hard. The Dallas Cowboys are realizing this as the official start of free agency looms. Thursday’s free agency window expected to see QB Tony Romo hit the open market, but instead – from deep within The Star – trade talks may be picking up for the franchise quarterback.

Marc Sessler on Twitter

Here’s what @RapSheet had to say about the Cowboys trying to trade Tony Romo:

Keeping their options open, it is no secret that Jerry Jones’ love for Tony Romo was going to make it hard to pull the trigger on a release into an otherwise abyss of quarterbacks on the open market.

The ultimate businessman, Jones is reportedly gathering interest on a Tony Romo trade from teams that would be interested in his services as a free agent.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

If there are Tony Romo trade talks happening, few in either of the two buildings discussed know about it. Cowboys keeping options open.

This may simply be desperation from the Cowboys, or there may be other suitors for Tony Romo outside of Houston and Denver. Either way, Tony Romo is still an asset of America’s Team – one still focused on the betterment of the Cowboys in his final hours.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Heard from a #Cowboys source on Tony Romo: “Was never being waived.” … Sounds like this may take a while.

Nobody truly wanted the Tony Romo era to end in Dallas, and now we may be waiting for this end for quite some time.

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12 Comments
  • Travis Diggs

    This is like a bad reality show or soap opera that just won’t end Get rid of this guy already !! Meanwhile.. the other 31 teams are dealing & wheeling and Were sitting here wasting our Free Agency with the Romo 24/7 saga. SMFH!!!!!!!

    • https://InsideTheStar.com Sean Martin

      You wouldn’t want to get anything in return for Romo with a trade if possible? The Cowboys were never going to make a big splash in free agency anyway, so patience is important, particularly in this Romo case.

      • leo thomas

        Exactly get your poker face on

  • Randy Martin

    I had a thought on a dark horse for Romo. One team not being talked about and that’s the Jacksonville Jaguars. I know that Tom Coughlin has not endorsed Blake Bottles as the starter and Doug Marrone has publicly supported him. Coughlin has more pull in this situation. Jacksonville certainly has the potential to be a playoff team. Who knows what’s going to happen but it’s fun to watch!

    • https://InsideTheStar.com Sean Martin

      Randy, this is a really good thought. You’re correct about Coughlin and Bortles, and we know that he has plenty of experience watching what Romo can do. There needs to be a dark horse team in these trade talks for anything to happen anyway, and the Jaguars do make sense. Thanks as always.

      • Randy Martin

        I see NFL Network scoping my story today! Haha!

        • https://InsideTheStar.com Sean Martin

          Good stuff

  • Russ_Te

    So the Oilers – whoops – Texans unloading Osweiler pretty much just to dump his salary, is making it look like Jones has already lined them up to trade for Romo.

    I’ll be shocked if it’s other than a conditional pick. So if hurt early, little or no draft pick back to Dallas, but if he starts 14 or something, maybe a 3 or a 2 pick back to Dallas.

    Which is exponentially better than nothing.

    However with the Cowboys in the poor house and multiple players getting poached, this article explains the compensatory formula. They might have 5 or 6 extra draft picks given everyone who has or is about to sign elsewhere >

    http://cowboyswire.usatoday.com/2017/02/24/dallas-cowboys-draft-compensatory-picks-free-agents-terrance-williams-ron-leary-barry-church-morris-claiborne-brandon-carr/

    Could you bundle several of these and move up the 1st round for one of the better DE prospects?
    If not, they will likely be gone by the time Dallas picks late in the round, but most of the CB’s will still be around.

    You have to get one of these 2 positions – an impact player – in round 1. Then you can go about the rest of it with the normal haul of depth players, project players and undrafted walk-ons. Then you need to hit on a couple of those at least.

    I don’t know if Demarcus Ware is really in the equation or not, but I can’t imagine he is your starting RDE at this point. Maybe a spot player for long downs. Assuming the Cowboys do not land a premiere RDE in this draft, you are looking at a year where Lawrence moves back over to RDE probably.

    He’s not as talented as a Ware or a Harvey Martin was, but a very good player who will give you some pressure from there. Then that of course puts Irving at LDE, and you need that next corner turned in his game – where he is a threat to dominate week in and week out.

    If you get that and the premiere CB in round 1, the team will be improved. If Jaylon Smith is ready, all the better.

    • https://InsideTheStar.com Sean Martin

      I don’t think this team will look to do anything crazy with the comp picks that they’re getting, and I’m for giving McClay and this front office as many chances to hit on players in the draft as possible. As for this upcoming draft, I agree completely on the needs for the first round – and have been expecting the board to dictate a CB as the pick at 28 too. A great class to need a CB or DE in.

      I also agree that Ware is at best a situational rusher at this point, but one that could be incredibly valuable. Some news on his signing soon here would go a long way in brightening spirits.

    • Randy Martin

      Dallas’ comp picks won’t come until 2018 so no bundling this year…if I read your post correctly.

      • Russ_Te

        The article I linked mentions it at the end also – which I missed. Good call.

        But maybe they can still bundle them as future picks… ;^)

        I generally agree with using them for more chances to hit on more prospects, even waiting to next year for it. Dallas has proven able to do that with McClay, and the top teams get a lot of players that way because they project their pro impact better than other teams.

        But if I can get a RDE I really want up this draft, I’m probably bundling something to move up for it. If you got that position solved with a premier player & Irving starts consistently making plays from LDE – gigantic for 2017.

        • Randy Martin

          Actually you cannot bundle future comp picks either as there are 32 comp picks awarded across the league and they are not actually awarded until just before the new league starts in 2018. Early reports at we will have 4 based on the players we have already lost in free agency. So in essence we can’t trade what we don’t yet have.

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