Jason La Canfora doesn’t believe Cowboys will release Tony Romo

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Tony Romo to the Texans is easier said than done.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora was a guest on BS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench and stated that he doesn’t believe the Dallas Cowboys will released quarterback Tony Romo.

“I’m pretty plugged in with Tony,” said La Canfora. “I’ll put my record reporting Tony Romo stories against anybody’s. When Jason Garrett came out and said he’s going to be out day-to-day and we could see him by opening day, I put out within 30 seconds, ‘Oh, no, he’s going to miss 10 weeks.’ I haven’t been told by anybody – and there’s many people close to him that I trust – that Tony’s expecting anything or that Tony anticipates anything or Tony’s demanding anything. He has not sat down with Jerry Jones yet. He will between now and the Combine at the end of the month, and both sides know that he won’t be there.”

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La Canfora believes the Cowboys could end up getting something good in return for Romo.

“Sam Bradford got traded for a first and a fourth,” La Canfora said. “Alex Smith got traded for two 2s at a point where everybody knew that Harbaugh was all-in on Kaepernick and Alex Smith was no longer going to be a starting quarterback. An aging and breaking down Brett Favre got traded for a third-round pick. If I’m supposed to believe right now with a quarter of the league needing a quarterback and supply not meeting demand and the Cowboys being in Super Bowl or bust mode and a third- or fourth-round pick possibly being a 10-year starter in the NFL, that they’re just going to (say), ‘Oh, yeah, let’s just cut Tony now when we don’t have to and we’re not in this super cap crunch and he’s not breaking our salary cap, but let’s just put him on the street now and help somebody else out’ – boy, I don’t know that it’s going to go that way.

“It only takes one team to make a trade,” La Canfora continued, “and if you have two teams interested, then you have a robust market. I think they can get a third or a fourth for Tony. And look, Tony is not trying to drive the thing. Tony is not trying to be a dictator. Tony has teams he’d rather be with than not. The four teams he’s most interested in are Houston, Kansas City, Denver and Arizona. It doesn’t meant those are the only four teams he’ll end up with. There’s a lot that has to happen here before we get to a point that a trade is made, but I do believe there is very legitimate potential to at least get something of note for him.”

La Canfora made some good points, but the Vikings gave up a lot for Bradford because there weren’t any other options when Teddy Bridgewater went down.  They also thought they were Super Bowl contenders and that Bradford could do enough for them to win a title.

Then when you look at Brett Favre, he never missed any games during his career.  His age wasn’t a concern, so giving up a third round pick for him was nothing for the Vikings.

If the Cowboys do decide not to cut Romo, he certainly won’t have a chance at playing for the Texans next season.

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