Broncos GM John Elway said the team has no "intent" to pursue Tony Romo even if he is released by the Cowboys.
The Broncos have been leaking lukewarm interest in Romo for quite some time, but those leaks were thought to be an effort to convince Dallas they would not trade for the quarterback. Perhaps this is another such attempt -- "intent" is not the same as "no chance" -- but 9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos' interest has "cooled" in the last month. With Romo now looking like a long shot, Denver will turn to either Trevor Siemian or 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch. Siemian is the favorite to win that battle.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Redskins and 49ers may discuss with the Cowboys a three-team trade that would send Kirk Cousins to the 49ers, Tony Romo to the Redskins, and draft picks to Dallas.
Rarely in the NFL do we see player-for-player trades, let alone three-team deals this complex. But RapSheet's scenario makes sense, as Cousins has long been linked to the 49ers under Kyle Shanahan, and Romo was connected to the Redskins as a Plan B last week if they can't get Cousins to sign a long-term deal. Dallas could balk at the deal simply to keep Romo out of the NFC East, but if this is the only way they could get something for Romo, they'd have to seriously consider it.
Broncos GM John Elway said the team is "open to anything" when asked about adding a veteran quarterback.
"We discuss everything, every possibility," Elway insisted. One of the most interesting possibilities is soon-to-be-former Cowboys QB Tony Romo, whom the Broncos are reportedly "clearly in the driver's seat" to acquire. Even though new coach Vance Joseph said he is committed to a competition between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch and Elway said he is "happy with" the pair, it seems likely the Broncos at least make a push for Romo.
Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports all three quarterbacks will play for the Cowboys Sunday.
This was already expected, but it is nice to get a Sunday morning confirmation. Garafolo reports Tony Romo will follow Dak Prescott with Mark Sanchez on mop-up duty. Sanchez will likely end up playing the most snaps. All three can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jerry Jones said Tony Romo will not play unless Dak Prescott is injured.
"No, no, no. Not at all," Jones said when asked if Prescott could be benched for ineffectiveness. Prescott has not been as sharp the last several weeks and really struggled against the Giants Sunday night, but the Cowboys have hitched their wagon to the rookie signal caller. Unless Prescott goes down, he will be the starter the rest of the way.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 10:45:00 AM
Speaking after Sunday's win over the Steelers, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed Dak Prescott will remain the team's starter for Week 11.
"We're going to let this decision in this case make itself," Jones said in mealy-mouthed fashion after Prescott's stellar performance in Pittsburgh. "Dak's got a hot hand and we're going to go with it." It's the right call. Romo could still be an elite NFLer, but he's not the future of the position in Big D. Prescott has done everything that could have possibly been asked of him, and gotten better every week. He'll be a low-end QB1 for Week 11 against the Ravens.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 09:13:00 PM
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team will play the quarterback situation "by ear."
"The key thing I want to emphasize is we probably are never going to have this totally sorted out," Jones said. "We’re going to play it by ear, play it as it comes." It is clear the Cowboys are going to stick with Dak Prescott as long as he is playing well, but it is understandably tough for Jones to come out and say Tony Romo (back) will ride the bench even when healthy. The Cowboys are going to keep Romo sidelined for as long as possible in the hopes this situation sorts itself out. Prescott is the heavy favorite to start the rest of the season.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:56:00 AM
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Dak Prescott will remain the Cowboys' starter for at least the next two games.
Tony Romo (back) has resumed practicing on a limited basis, but the Cowboys will continue to slow play his return and buy time on their quarterback decision. Prescott has looked like the future of the position in Big D, but Romo probably still offers higher upside for 2016. It's a complicated decision. Now 36, Romo has been limited to four games by injury since the start of last season.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 06:31:00 PM
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Dak Prescott will start Week 8 against the Eagles.
According to RapSheet, Tony Romo (back) may not be ready for Week 9 against the Browns, either. The Cowboys can slow-play it as long as Prescott keeps winning. 5-1 heading into the bye, Prescott deserves to keep the job.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 09:11:00 AM