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Tony Romo Expected To Be In “High Demand” Next Year, Cowboys Haven’t Considered Trading Him Yet

Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Cowboys haven’t considered the possibility of trading QB Tony Romo up to this point, as they believe there’s a chance they may need him this season.

However, a team source tells Cole that the Cowboys won’t be able to keep Romo if Dak Prescott continues to play at a high level moving forward.

Meanwhile, Cole spoke with two league sources who expect Romo to be “high demand” next year, as his contract is considered affordable and the Cowboys could save $5 million off of their 2017 salary cap next year.

Adam Schefter of ESPN tossed out the Cardinals, Bears, Jets and possibly the Broncos as potential landing spots for Romo if the Cowboys elect to move on from him next year.

Romo, 36, is in the third year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $8.5 million (2016), $14 million (2017), $19.5 million (2018) and $20.5 million (2019).

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing or trading Romo would free up $5.1 million in available cap space while creating a staggering $19.6 million in dead money, which figures to be a huge consideration for the Cowboys.

In 2015, Romo threw for 884 yards while completing 68.6 percent of his passes to go along with five touchdowns and seven interceptions over the course of four games for the Cowboys.

We’ll have more regarding Romo and his future with the Cowboys as the news is available.