The Dallas Cowboys finally have a worthy successor for Tony Romo, so here are five teams who might be interested in trading for him.
After injuries to Tony Romo and Kellen Moore during training camp and the preseason, the door was open for rookie Dak Prescott to start under center for the Dallas Cowboys. A 7-1 record so far this season has established Prescott as the Cowboys’ quarterback of the future for sure, but as Romo has gotten closer to a possible return to action the team has a looming quarterback quandary on their hands.
No matter which side of the Romo vs. Prescott debate you’re on over the rest of this season, it’s pretty clear there’s no room on the Cowboys’ roster for both guys looking toward next season. Romo is 36 years old with a substantial injury history and three more years left on his contract. Leaving aside that injury history, Romo would simply an expensive backup if Prescott continues to prove himself worthy of having the starting job.
The Cowboys will surely have to entertain trading Romo next offseason, barring something unforeseen. Here are five teams that may have some interest in making a deal with Dallas for their veteran quarterback.
5. Los Angeles Rams
With Jared Goff waiting in the wings after being taken No. 1 overall this year, the Rams would not seem to be in the market for a quarterback after the season. But Goff is being kept off the field in favor of Case Keenum right now, perhaps until a playoff spot is no longer possible this season, so his readiness to start Week 1 of the 2017 season might become a question very quickly.
There have been multiple reports saying Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has a contract extension coming without the results to make him deserving of it. Until there’s closure there, his job security will be in doubt to some degree. Either under Fisher or a new head coach, the Rams will have to win more games next season to keep Los Angeles NFL fans interested beyond the pure novelty of having a team back in town.
With experience under the constant microscope that is being the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback, Romo would not wilt with the burden of any expectations in Los Angeles. If the Rams want to make real progress and add some spark to an offense that has been mediocre for too long, Romo would be a very interesting trade target.