Report: Texans, Broncos have drawn “line in the sand,” won’t trade for Tony Romo

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One day the Cowboys will realize no one is going to trade for Tony Romo.

It still amazes me that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes a team will end up trading for quarterback Tony Romo.

If this was two years ago, he would have a trade market and likely a deal done already.

But this is 2017 and Romo is about to turn 38 years-old and he hasn’t played a full season since 2014.

Peter King of The MMQB says the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos–the two favorites to sign Romo– have drawn a “line in the sand” and will not trade for him.

"I’ve talked to people in Houston and Denver, and who knows what happens if Jerry Jones holds Romo hostage for the next month or so. But as of now, there is a line in the sand in both franchises: The Broncos and Texans will not trade anything for him. It’s still more likely that needy Houston makes a move on Romo. Denver GM John Elway is doing his best to make everyone think he’s got little or no interest, but I want to see what Elway does (and it may be nothing) if/when Romo is on the street."

Of course the Cowboys could wait until the preseason and hope a quarterback goes down with an  injury and hope that a desperate NFL franchise will make a nice offer for Romo.

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The problem with that idea is that it could backfire.  What if the Cowboys still don’t get any interest during the summer?  Then they’re stuck paying a back up quarterback starter money. That would be a disaster.

King still believes the Texans are the favorites to sign Romo.

"The Cowboys trying to trade Romo instead of releasing him. Good concept. Not happening. Houston (more desperate than Denver, and a 42-minute plane trip from Dallas, with Romo and wife expecting their third child) is still the favorite to land Romo."

All Houston needs to do now is wait for Jones to come back to reality and release Romo.

Romo or not, I would expect the Texans to draft a quarterback.