ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 13: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys after scoring the game winning touchdown against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Cowboys' Super Bowl dreams could reside with one player not even on the team

This could put Dallas over the top.

With what is anticipated to be one of the most electrifying offenses in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys' hopes and dreams rely squarely on quarterback Tony Romo's shoulders.

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We saw what happened last year after Romo's injuries, as Dallas went 1-11 in games with either Matt Cassel, Kellen Moore or Brandon Weeden at the helm.

So when the Los Angeles Rams canned Nick Foles on Wednesday, team owner Jerry Jones should have dialed up the quarterback's agent to find out what it would take to get in him Big D.

Foles started 10 games in 2013, throwing for 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions. Over the next two seasons, with a seriously depleted unit in Philly and Tavon Austin as his best target in St. Louis, Foles tossed for 20 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in his last two forgettable tenures.

If Romo does go down again this season (let's be honest, odds lean that way), Dallas would have to settle for Moore or rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. Both could be fine options, but if the Cowboys are serious about contending, you can do much worse than Foles as an insurance option.