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NFL Notes: Tony Romo, Norv Turner, Bears & Rams

Tony Romo

Albert Breer reports that Tony Romo expressed to the Cowboys last week that he wanted to compete for the starting quarterback job. According to Breer, Romo had “as good a week as possible” leading the scout team.

In fact, one Dallas source told Breer that Romo “looked like (Ben) Roethlisberger.”

However, there was nothing Romo could do to get the starting quarterback job back. The Cowboys weren’t going to sit Dak Prescott after he put together an impressive start to the 2016 season.

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones confirmed that Romo asked to get the starting job back.

“Tony’s smart,” Jones said. “He’s very bright. And so when he came out and said it, in the end, I don’t think it took him long to figure that wouldn’t be a great thing for the team. We’ve got a good thing, and no one wants Dak looking over his shoulder.

Norv Turner

Adam Schefter reports that former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner is interested in coaching again and would like to find an opportunity with a team that has a young quarterback to mold.

I just enjoy it too much,” Turner said. “I really enjoy teaching the players.

Bears

  • Even after the news that Bears WR Alshon Jeffery has been suspended four games for a PED violation, Adam Schefter says that Jeffery is still considered to be the best available free agent receiver in next year’s market.
  • According to Schefter, it’s unlikely that Jeffery’s ban will de-incentivized Chicago to bring him back, especially when you consider that Kevin White would be their top receiver without Jeffery.

Rams

  • According to Adam Schefter, it’s possible that Case Keenum could end up being relegated to the Rams’ No. 3 quarterback and inactive on game day if the team falls out of contention.
  • This would mean that Sean Mannion could serve as the team’s backup quarterback.

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