While it appears Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is going to be playing literally anywhere that’s not Dallas in 2017, the Washington Redskins have taken it upon themselves to throw their name in the hat for Romo’s services, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.
The team currently has to decide what to do with quarterback Kirk Cousins, whom it can either slap with the franchise tag for the second consecutive season, work out a long-term deal, or find a suitable trade partner. In the latter scenario, that would create a void at quarterback; one the team may seek to fill with Romo, whether it be by trade or via free agency.
Contingent in this scenario of Romo donning Redskins maroon and gold occurring would be that either, A.) Dallas knowingly trades Romo to the Redskins, thus ensuring that it will have to play him at least twice a season, or B.) Romo knowingly signs with Washington after Dallas releases him, thus ensuring that he will have to play Dallas at least twice a season.
Romo has spent the entirety of his 13-year NFL career with the Cowboys. Last season was the first time since 2005 that the 36-year-old failed to start a game during the regular season, as Dak Prescott has supplanted him as the franchise’s quarterback.
Romo has gone 11-9 against Washington in his career. His 27 touchdowns against the franchise are the second-most he has tossed against any one opponent, behind only the New York Giants. But at the same time, the same can be said for his 16 interceptions.