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Report: Arizona Cardinals among preferred teams for Cowboys QB Tony Romo

Posted: 7:31 PM, Feb 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-02 21:40:06-05

 

 

While we wait to learn whether 37-year-old Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer will return next season or decide to retire, we learned some interesting news on another QB who could be Arizona-bound.

On Thursday, Jason La Canfora at CBSSports.com said NFL sources told him that the Cardinals are among Romo's preferred landing spots, should the Dallas Cowboys decide to trade the 36-year-old. Romo missed the first half of the 2016 season due to injury and was unable to reclaim his starting job from rookie Dak Prescott when healthy.

"The Cowboys will listen to offers for Tony Romo, sources said, once owner Jerry Jones has his meeting with the Pro Bowl quarterback," La Canfora wrote. "Romo prefers to be moved to a contending team -- specifically, the Texans, Cardinals, Broncos or Chiefs."

La Canfora said the Bills are also interested in Romo, but a trade with Buffalo "might be a tough sell."

Larry Fitzgerald's announcement that he will return to play for the Cardinals next season  would certainly make Arizona a more attractive destination for Romo, although it would seem less likely the Cards would be interested in Romo if Palmer decides to return.

In January, OddsShark.com gave the Cardinals 10-1 odds to land Romo; the Broncos were the favorites at 2.5-1. A Twitter poll taken in November revealed most Cardinals fans don't want to see Romo in a Cardinals uniform.