Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doubts Tony Romo will play in Arizona next season

Posted at 11:41 AM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 14:33:36-05

A report Thursday said Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has a list of four teams he would prefer to be traded to before next season, and the Arizona Cardinals are one of them.

Less than 24 hours later, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said it's unlikely Romo will wear a Cardinals uniform next season.

Talking to Fox Sports 1 on Friday, Arians said he's hopeful Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer will hold off on retiring and play for the Cards in 2017. Palmer's return would seem to make a trade for Romo less likely.

"I think you always look at everybody that's available, but I got my fingers crossed Carson is coming back, and we got (backup) Drew Stanton, so we're in really good shape at quarterback," Arians said. "I wish Tony all the best, but I doubt he'll be a Cardinal."

Also on Friday, Arians told ESPN that he believes Palmer will announce his return shortly.

The 36-year-old Romo suffered an injury during preseason play and was unable to reclaim his starting job from rookie QB Dak Prescott when he was healthy enough to return to the field. Romo reportedly also has the Broncos, Chiefs and Texans at the top of his list. 

Incidentally, the Cowboys will play the Cardinals in Glendale next season.