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It’s a foregone conclusion that — barring some sort of unforeseen circumstance — Tony Romo is going to quarterback another team next year.

And that seems to bother the hell out of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jones recognizes that Romo, barring injury, has something left in the tank, and said this to ESPN Dallas Radio Friday:

“That bothers the heck out of me because I know wherever he goes, he’ll start. I know wherever he goes, he’ll compete, absent injury. We saw a guy (Tom Brady) several years older than him win a Super Bowl. I think he’s that kind of player, so you’ve dealt in your own conference, somebody that has the possibility to come back and beat us.”

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While it’s certainly possible Romo could be dealt anywhere, being traded to another NFC East teams seems like the unlikeliest of moves. The big question is, will Dallas get something for him via trade, or will the Cowboys release there once-franchise quarterback so he can cut his own deal.

Jerry Jones admits one part of a potential Romo trade “bothers the heck out” of him Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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