During a visit last hour to The Dan Patrick Show, Dan mentioned an article suggesting that the Cowboys could trade quarterback Tony Romo to the Texans for the first overall pick in the draft.
It was Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram who argued for the move in a column published over the weekend. Given the extent to which Jones & Son love them some Johnny Football, moving up to No. 1 makes sense.
Trading Romo to get there doesn’t.
Based on his $25 million signing bonus from last year ($20 million of which has yet to hit the cap) and the $12.5 million bonus payment under his restructured deal, trading Romo before June 1 would trigger a $32.5 million cap charge.
That’s nearly 25 percent of the unadjusted cap for 2014. For a guy who wouldn’t even be on the team.
If the Cowboys were going to trade Romo, it would have happened before the restructured contract, when the cap charge would have been only (only?) $20 million.
Either way, he undoubtedly won’t be traded this year.
That doesn’t stop the Cowboys from trying to get Johnny Manziel. It only means they can’t make it happen by moving Romo.