If Tony Romo leaves Dallas, he’d like to land in Denver.
Today could be Tony Romo’s final afternoon in a Dallas Cowboys uniform. Dallas is set to take on Green Bay in the NFL Divisional Round and, if they lose, it could be the last we see of Romo in the silver and blue.
While the Cowboys are adamant – at the moment, anyway – that they’d like to keep Romo, it’s tough to imagine a scenario in which they want to deal with the quarterback controversy for another season.
So, he’s likely gone when Dallas’ offseason begins, whenever that may be.
Where would Romo like to land?
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Denver Broncos are Romo’s preferred destination.
A Denver Post columnist wrote earlier this week that the Broncos would be wise to trade for Romo.
On the final Sunday of the NFL season, while Kubiak was preparing to tell his players goodbye, Romo led the Cowboys to a touchdown on his first drive back from injury. If Romo had been the Broncos’ quarterback in the second half of the season, Elway would be looking forward to a playoff game against Pittsburgh this weekend instead of searching for a coach to replace Kubiak.
I’m not saying Romo is absolutely the answer. But if Elway kicked the tires a year ago on Colin Kaepernick and actually spent real American dollars to confirm Mark Sanchez can’t play a lick, then the Romo option needs to be explored.
It’s unclear what kind of package it would take to trade for Romo, but he’s healthy and looked great in his lone series of 2016, when he led the Cowboys on a quick touchdown drive against the Eagles.
If Denver isn’t the spot, Houston could also reportedly be a possibility for the Pro Bowl quarterback.