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Should The Texans Trade For Tony Romo?

Or should they just wait and call Jerry Jones’ bluff?

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He’ll have to fight Shane Lechler for No. 9 if he comes to Houston.
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After initial reports indicated the Dallas Cowboys would release Tony Romo when free agency began two days ago, contradictory chatter emerged indicating that no, the Cowboys intended to trade Romo, likely either to your Houston Texans or to the Denver Broncos. As of this writing, it’s been two days, and Tony Romo is still a Dallas Cowboy.

Assume with me that Jerry Jones is sincere in his intent to trade Romo, that this isn’t a desperate attempt to gin up a market in a ham-fisted ploy to take advantage of the Texans, Broncos, or ten other teams that are in a precarious position when it comes to QB in 2017. Thanks to the jettisoning of Brock Osweiler, the Texans now have enough cap room to accommodate Romo’s current contract in 2017 (note that there is no guaranteed money left on the deal; it’s strictly a year-to-year situation now). While there’s no doubt the Texans—and any other team that’d acquire Romo—would rather pay the injury-prone QB less than $14,000,000.00 in 2017, it’s possible he could get that kind of money on the open market.

With that in mind, and knowing there’s a real chance another team could outbid the Texans or trade for Romo to ensure he doesn’t become a free agent, should the Houston Texans trade for Tony Romo? Assume the cost would be no more than a fourth-round pick and perhaps even less than that. Should the Texans do it to guarantee that Romo plays for Houston or no one in 2017? Hit the poll and discuss in the Comments below.