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Could QB Tony Romo Be Headed To Buffalo?

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One of the most intriguing questions which surrounds the Dallas Cowboys this offseason is where their high profile quarterback, Tony Romo, will be playing in 2017. While rumors that Romo could be headed to Arizona heated up this week, a much colder destination has reportedly thrown its hat in the ring.

According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Buffalo Bills have "significant interest" in trading for Romo this offseason. The deal would reportedly have to include a second round pick this year, as well as another valuable draft pick down the road.

Buffalo extended quarterback Tyrod Taylor last August, but after firing Rex Ryan and bringing in a new staff, Taylor seems to be out the door. Personally, I think Tyrod Taylor is a good quarterback who, in the right situation, can excel. Similar to Romo, he can make something out of nothing, and compensates for an average offensive line.

I have my doubts about this entire deal, however. Romo and owner Jerry Jones have a well-documented relationship, and Jones wants so badly to do right by Romo. We all know that Tony wants to play for a contender next year, and have a chance to win that elusive Lombardi Trophy as soon as 2017.

Frankly, Buffalo is not the place do this. Some of the other situations which have been linked to Romo, such as Houston, Arizona, and Denver all make more sense for both Tony and the Cowboys.

But, if the Bills truly have significant interest, and offer as high as a second round pick for the quarterback, I don't see any logical reason for the Cowboys to decline the deal. The last time Romo played in Buffalo, he led one of the most improbable comebacks in Cowboys history back in 2007, by the way.


Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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5 Comments
  • Fatfan

    Dallas needs to make a serious attempt at trading Romo before out-right releasing him. It’s no secret there will be several teams vying for his services. I was ticked that Dallas released Demarcus Ware, when other teams wanted him, and Dallas got NOTHING for him. These moves make no sense. IF Dallas didn’t luck up and discover Prescott as a star in his rookie year, Dallas would be paying Romo in 2017. They CAN afford it.

    • https://kevinrobertbrady.wordpress.com Kevin Brady

      I agree, Henry. I would really like to see him traded than just outright released. The problem will be getting enough back for what we consider Tony’d value to be. Thanks for reading.

  • Russ_Te

    The Bills would be idiotic to pony up a #2. It is a complete dice roll as to how durable Romo is. He could be out again quickly. I think any trade will involve a conditional pick only, and then only become a #2 or #3 if he starts all or most games in 2017, etc.

  • Russ_Te

    If Romo retires I think that would cancel the trade. If so, he has leverage on where he is traded if anybody offers for him. He tells Jones he’s retiring if he doesn’t like the trade.

    Romo: “I’m not playing in Buffalo” ;^)

  • deal with it

    with virtually no O-Line,rebuilding mode, & the cold I don’t think Romo will be playing in Buffalo.

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Amari Cooper Wins 2nd NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award of 2018

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For the second time in just three weeks, Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Cooper scored three touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime, to lead the Cowboys to victory last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has 10 catches for 217 yards, which led all NFL receivers last week.

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After his record-setting performance during week 14, @AmariCooper9 is the FIRST #DallasCowboys to win NFC Player of the Week twice in a season! → https://t.co/kvBDIeOgBd #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote

As the official website stated, Cooper is the first Cowboy to win the award twice in the same year. He's also the first Cowboy to be named Offensive Player of the Week since Ezekiel Elliott in 2016.

Before this year, Elliott was the only Dallas player to win the Offensive award in three seasons. Cooper has now done it twice in three weeks.

Since being traded to the Cowboys, Amari Cooper has amassed 40 catches for 642 yards and six touchdowns.

His wasted time in Oakland may keep Cooper out of the Pro Bowl this year, but he's already become a fan favorite in Cowboys Nation. Congratulations to Amari for another well-deserved award!


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David Irving Out Again for Cowboys, Does Defense Need Him?

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David Irving Out Again for Cowboys, Does Defense Need Him?

Dallas Cowboys Defensive Tackle David Irving, once a key member of the team's defense, will not make his return after all against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. For the second straight week, Irving was reportedly trending towards suiting up before being ruled out. The Cowboys haven't missed his unique presence for 13 weeks (playing against the Jaguars and Redskins), including through an ongoing four game win streak that began with a win against these Eagles on the road.

In that road win, veteran Tyrone Crawford recorded a sack and three tackles, while Antwaun Woods added two for a Dallas defense that held Philadelphia to 23 first downs and 71 rushing yards. The Eagles managed to cross the Cowboys' 30-yard line just four times.

There are many scenarios in which the Cowboys could have cut ties with Irving for not being worth the off-field trouble he's caused - beginning the season with a four game suspension. The absolute best case scenario is what they've realized amidst this turnaround, with other defensive linemen taking advantage of the opportunity left behind by Irving.

While it can still be true that Irving would make more splash plays than the likes of Crawford, Woods, Maliek Collins, and Caraun Reid, this defensive tackle group deserves praise for their ability to step in. Pass rush ability is one thing teams can't have enough of, and the Cowboys are missing some with Irving, finding ways to win thanks to the other traits these defenders bring to the table.

Cowboys Passing Game Coordinator Kris Richard may effectively be the team's defensive coordinator with an emphasis on the back seven, but DC Rod Marinelli's impact is still felt - particularly up front. Regardless of where they're lined up and deployed, the Cowboys front four is expected to be disruptive on every snap, something this scrappy unit excels at.

Prepared once again to play on the edge this season, Crawford is thriving at his original position of 3T-DT. Crawford has two sacks, nine total tackles, and three other hits on the quarterback over the past four weeks. Leading by example with a relentless spirit on every play, Crawford has meant just as much to the Cowboys defensive ends as Irving could.

In a short period of time, the Cowboys have gone from building up Irving thanks to his transcendent ability to make those around him better to simply -- and importantly -- being better across the defense.

Led by DeMarcus Lawrence as their premier rusher, the Cowboys defensive line is a lot for opposing offenses to contain. The "Hot Boyz" work up front has allowed Linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch to play fast and make plays all over the field.

Maliek Collins, battling back from his second broken foot in three years, is proving again he's a patented Marinelli guy. Collins' play speaks for itself when considering if the Nebraska product is best as a 3T or 1T tackle. Wherever he's asked to play, Collins creates penetration with an explosive first step and can finish at the quarterback with an array of power rush moves.

At 7-5 and fighting for their playoff lives, the Cowboys are done making excuses on the 2018 season. Their strides on defense speak for themselves, and with a group that keeps Dallas in every game they'll play, the door remains open for David Irving to earn snaps again when ready.

The Cowboys don't know any better than their play without Irving right now, and as winners of four straight, it's worth questioning if we'll see Irving over the last three weeks of the regular season.

Tell us what you think about "David Irving Out Again for Cowboys, Does Defense Need Him?" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!


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QB Dak Prescott Named Cowboys’ Nominee For Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award

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As the quarterback of America's Team, Dak Prescott is faced with a level of criticism each week that few athletes have to deal with. He is constantly questioned for his play, and even when things are going well, Prescott must answer his critics. But one area absolutely no one can question Prescott is his leadership, both on and off the field.

Dak Prescott is the perfect role model for children and adults alike. He is constantly doing fantastic work in his communities and making sure he uses his platform for good to his best ability.

This week it was announced Dak Prescott was nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, and will be the Cowboys' candidate in the race.

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@Dak Prescott has been announced as the #Cowboys nominee for Walter Payton Man of the Year - for 'commitment to philanthropy and community impact.' DAL past winners of the NFL-wide honor: Staubach, Aikman, Witten. @1053thefan

Of course, Prescott is well-worthy of the honor, and I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up being both a finalist and the recipient of the award this year. As mentioned by Mike Fisher in the above tweet, three Cowboys have won the award previously; Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, and Jason Witten. Each of which is deserving, as is Prescott.

Considering the award is given out for "commitment to philanthropy and community impact," I can't think of many more worthy players around the league than quarterback Dak Prescott. We can see this impact in the locker room and on the field as well, as Prescott was voted a captain in just his sophomore season. The Cowboys clearly respect Prescott, despite some of the flaws in his game, and seem to play hard beside him every week.

Congratulations to Dak Prescott on this nomination.


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