According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, there are rumblings of a deal brewing between the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers.
It’s no secret that the Dallas Cowboys are looking to move on from quarterback Tony Romo this offseason. With Dak Prescott now firmly cemented as the Cowboys starter under center, Romo’s massive salary, age and injury history makes him a liability in Dallas.
Despite that fact, some still believe owner and general manager Jerry Jones would love to keep the soon-to-be 37-year old Romo in Dallas as the highest paid back-up in the NFL. But being the competitor that he is, and with a limited window of solid play ahead of him, Tony likely wants to go to a team where he is guaranteed a starting role.
According to a recent report by NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Romo may get his wish soon. But the potential destination will likely turn the stomachs of many Cowboy fans everywhere.
Rapoport says there are rumors of a potential three-team trade in the works. One, that could potentially send Romo to the Washington Redskins, quarterback Kirk Cousins to the San Francisco 49ers and the Cowboys more draft picks. The specifics appear to be a pure speculation on Rapoport’s part, but a solid assumption.
Although the deal makes sense, Romo to Washington would be a tough pill for Dallas fans to swallow. Not only are the Redskins a hated divisional rival, but the Cowboys would have to play their former face of the franchise at least twice a season. That fact alone could make this deal a no-go.
The 49ers possess the number two overall selection in the upcoming NFL Draft, while the Redskins sit with the 17th overall pick in the first round. Dallas could have an opportunity to move up here, as they currently own the 28th overall selection.
Both San Francisco and Washington have two fourth round selections. And the Redskins have two fifth round picks, while Dallas has none. So there is plenty of draft ammunition to make a unprecedented trade like this happen.
Obviously, this possible trade scenario is only a rumor and purely speculation at this point. But the fact it’s being reported by someone like Rapoport makes it worth watching.