NFL Rumors: New York Jets to acquire Tony Romo from the Dallas Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys are atop the NFC East standings with a 5-1 record despite starting quarterback Tony Romo not playing due to injury. The latest NFL rumors suggest that the Cowboys should trade Romo and the New York Jets are one of the teams that could acquire him.

The Cowboys are being led by rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who has taken over the starting role with ease. On the other hand, Romo is still out with a back injury and he might not be available to start for their Week 9 match against the Cleveland Browns, per FOX Sports.

If Prescott continues to win as a starter for the Cowboys, the Tony Romo era in Dallas is all but over. According to Joel Corry of CBS Sports, the Cowboys could wait until the offseason to unload Romo and the Jets should make a deal for him.

The Jets have a big quarterback problem this season with Ryan Fitzpatrick coming back down to earth while Geno Smith is still unproven. They could open the season without a starting QB and they should look to acquire Tony Romo from Dallas.

“Assuming the Jets become convinced that their 2017 starting quarterback isn’t currently on the roster, making an attempt to acquire Romo may be a possibility in the offseason since they are a veteran team built for the present,” Corry noted.

“Fitting in Romo’s $14 million 2017 salary would require some salary cap gymnastics because Jets have $168.9 million in 2017 cap commitments with 48 players under contract and hardly any cap room to carry over from this season,” he added.

It should be noted that these are just NFL rumors at the moment and nothing has been confirmed. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a huge backer of Tony Romo so parting ways with him would be hard for Dallas despite the clear future of Dak Prescott.

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