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Tony Romo Prefers To Join Contending Team Such As Texans, Cardinals, Broncos & Chiefs

Sources tell Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that the Cowboys will listen to trade offers for veteran QB Tony Romo this offseason after owner Jerry Jones meets with him.

La Canfora mentions that Romo prefers to be traded to a contending team such as the Texans, Cardinals, Broncos and Chiefs. However, both team and league sources have told La Canfora that the Bills have “significant interest” in Romo, even though they realize it could be a tough sell.

Overall, La Canfora expects Romo to have a “robust” market and there could be enough interest in him that they could get a “strong return” for him in a trade. A few GMs told La Canfora that Dallas could possibly secure a second-round pick for Romo and maybe even another pick, depending on Romo’s playing time.

Yesterday, Jason Cole of B/R reported that Romo would like to play for a team that faces the Cowboys in 2017 and listed the Chiefs, Broncos, Cardinals or Redskins as potential landing spots for him.

Although, Cole said that Romo would most likely have to be released by Dallas in order for him to end up with one of these four teams, as it’s looking “less and less likely that the team will be able trade him this offseason.

Romo, 36, will be entering the fourth year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $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 2016, Romo appeared in one game and completed three of four passing attempts for 29 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys.

We’ll have more regarding Romo as the news is available.