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Report: Possibility of a three-way trade involving Kirk Cousins, Tony Romo

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Well, this would shake things up.

In the wildest permutation of the quarterback dominoes falling we’ve heard to date, we have a report that a three-way trade could be discussed which would include Washington, San Francisco and Dallas and presumably keep Tony Romo in the NFC East.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, as a potential Kirk Cousins deal to the 49ers is discussed, the two teams may involve the Cowboys.

That’s a lot of conditions jammed into one tweet.

That would mean Cousins could join Kyle Shanahan with the 49ers, Washington would end up with a longtime rival and the Cowboys would end up with picks.

This is, frankly, so far out there it’s hard to believe, as the idea of the Cowboys trading Romo to a team they play twice a year seems farfetched. And since Romo has some degree of control over this process, it would be a bit of a surprise if Washington would be the place he’d choose to be.

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106 Responses to “Report: Possibility of a three-way trade involving Kirk Cousins, Tony Romo”
  1. purplekoolaid1 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:00 PM

    Slow news day I guess. This rumor is a joke.

  2. autoriot says: Mar 3, 2017 6:00 PM

    Romo going to a division rival = ratings two games a year. Of course it makes sense.

  3. jsa5205mvp says: Mar 3, 2017 6:01 PM

    I swear if the Redskins end up with Tony Romo as our QB…I’m done with this team and football in general.

  4. gbpackfan3 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:02 PM

    I’m just waiting for that article in about an hour saying “no chance Romo involved in trade with Redskins”

  5. longtimefanh8tr says: Mar 3, 2017 6:04 PM

    Well it is the OFF season.

  6. ralexander1211 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:05 PM

    Is it considered a three-way trade when it’s just Cousins being traded to SF?

  7. jarodriguez1977 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:05 PM

    No one in this scenario is worth the overall #2 pick. Save your draft picks SF.

  8. chrisk61 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:06 PM

    cousins and romo are both over rated.

    dall never really did much with romo at QB. what is his career playoff record ? first of all, his total number of playoff gms is very low.

    and if cousins was any good, wash would have made the playoffs last yr. his picks in final gm cost skins the playoffs.

  9. aliveguy24 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:07 PM

    Can’t see this happening.

    But then again Skins took Mcnabb

  10. tigershark0052 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:07 PM

    The Cowboys would be winners of that trade.

  11. murph2432 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:07 PM

    “That would mean Cousins could join Kyle Shanahan with the 49ers, Washington would end up with a longtime rival and the Cowboys would end up with picks”

    I feel like Washington would get the short end of the stick on this trade. 49ners get a young good Qb, Skins get an older good qb but with an injury history, and cowboys get draft picks. Cousins is worth at least a first round pick. Romo is not worth a 1st round pick.

    Is Jerry Jones throwing these rumors out there ?!

  12. touchdownelvis says: Mar 3, 2017 6:08 PM

    I can’t recall a three-way trade in the NFL – that sort of thing happens a bit in the NBA, but they’re not nearly as averse to doing deals in that league. HAS there ever been one?

  13. tedmurph says: Mar 3, 2017 6:08 PM

    Hard to see why Washington would do it.

  14. yahtzee321 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:09 PM


  15. thirdistheworrd says: Mar 3, 2017 6:10 PM

    How do the Redskins benefit there? Romo is 37. The Redskins either need a franchise* quarterback under 30 (Cousins), or a bunch of picks. This sounds like three kids trading their lunches on the playground and one gets pizza, one gets a Twinkie, and the other ends up with cafeteria milk.


  16. hendawg21 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:11 PM

    Talk about fake news…

  17. citizenstrange says: Mar 3, 2017 6:11 PM

    “I think everyone has a pigeonhole. I’ve always said that. Just make sure your pigeonhole isn’t full of crap.” — Thomas “Gobbledygook” Dimitroff

  18. jay25340 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:12 PM

    That would be pure insanity on the Redskins part to make such a deal.

  19. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:13 PM

    People were stunned when Belichick traded Bledsoe to the Bills, and how’d that work out for Buffalo?

    Seems clear that Romo is almost done. Even if the Redskins get him he’s not playing another 5 years. One more serious injury and he’s finished.

    He’s at best a bandaid while they develop a replacement and at worst will get injured quickly and they’ll be stuck without a starting level QB.

    Washington would have to be nuts to go for this. But then it is Dan Snyder making the decisions.

  20. mcjon22 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:13 PM

    If the Redskins trade Cousins, The GM should be fired the next day.

    Outside of RGIII for a year, they had trash at the quarterback position for well over a decade.

    A competent GM would have locked up Cousins two years ago to a long-term deal.

  21. bleedingfacemask says: Mar 3, 2017 6:14 PM

    Wait…if Romo goes to the Redskins, that would mean that I would have to root for them when they play the Cowboys.

    I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

  22. lx2016 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:14 PM

    Oh please, won’t happen.
    Much more interesting news to seek out on combine day. It can’t be that slow of a news day. Pick up the slack!

  23. tncheese says: Mar 3, 2017 6:17 PM

    Sounds fun. Just keep the Packers out of it.

  24. channer81 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:17 PM

    As a skins fan I stopped hating Romo long ago. When he isn’t hurt he’s a good QB, he’s not a distraction to his team, he can produce, people will rag on his G/F’s etc if people wanted to see bad things happen to Romo they all got their wish over and over again. And he still kept coming and he got blamed more than he ever should have for the lack of consistent talent Dallas put around him until he was getting hurt too often to benefit from it when it was finally there.

    Most Cowboys fans will say Aikman was the better Cowboys QB but you couldn’t even pay em to say Romo had the better supporting cast.

    If he ends up in Wash. So be it. I actually wont have a problem rooting for him. He’s taken more than his fair share of licks and criticism in the league. Time for some people to support him for a change.. Bring him on.. #HTTR

  25. brenenostler says: Mar 3, 2017 6:18 PM

    Ian Rapoport said so? Then it’s not happening

  26. southpaw79 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:19 PM

    Lets see:
    Dallas gets 49ers 5th round pic ( they were going to cut Romo anyway).
    Redskins get Romo and #2 over all pick.
    49ers get Cousins and #17 over all pick.

  27. jcc2525 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:19 PM

    The next “RapSheet” scoop will be the first.

  28. lx2016 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:27 PM

    What are the Redskins problem????
    They finally get a good, not great, QB on thier offense since Mark Rypien who kinda sucked and they won’t sign Kirk to a long deal and seem destined to go another twenty years without a real QB. Guess they prefer to suck and have Rex Grossman or some bust QB at the position.

  29. drunkraider says: Mar 3, 2017 6:27 PM

    nobody is going to trade for a aged QB who gets hurt and will only be cut later on anyways.

    i would rather see another article about how johnny nose candy is ” off the sauce ” those are always a good laugh.

  30. tedmurph says: Mar 3, 2017 6:29 PM

    Washington would be solving Dallas’ problem by doing this. The only way I can maybe see it is if Washington likes a QB in the draft, and they swap 1rst rnd pks with the 49ers and have a yr or 2 to develop him.

  31. officialgame says: Mar 3, 2017 6:30 PM

    Nobody is trading for Romo and his fat contract. The man is one hit away from being done forever.

  32. tedmurph says: Mar 3, 2017 6:30 PM

    Looks like somebody already said that.

  33. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 3, 2017 6:30 PM

    An old and broken Tony Romo would still be preferable to Cuz.

  34. igotgamenj says: Mar 3, 2017 6:33 PM

    longtimefanh8tr says:

    Well it is the OFF season…

    Next week free agency starts and the draft is next month

  35. twinfan24 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:36 PM

    Can they include a 4th team and get Tyrod Taylor in there, too?

  36. averagjoe says: Mar 3, 2017 6:37 PM

    So the Russians are now hacking the NFL?

  37. xpensivewinos says: Mar 3, 2017 6:37 PM

    As I respond to this on my private email server, I’m fairly certain this is fake news…..

  38. rodgerstonelson says: Mar 3, 2017 6:38 PM

    Fake News

  39. kenmasters34 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:39 PM

    The Redskins had better be getting more than an injury prone QB that’s on his last leg…. for Cousins.

  40. terryleather says: Mar 3, 2017 6:39 PM

    Given that Romo will probably only be healthy enough to play in two games this year, what are the odds that both will be against the Cowboys?

  41. kcchefs58 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:39 PM

    Please keep Romo away from the Chiefs. Dammit please!

  42. JMClarkent says: Mar 3, 2017 6:40 PM

    It wouldn’t be the first time Tony Romo was involved in a three-way with two other football players…


  43. walker1191 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:43 PM

    Why would Washington prefer Romo to Cousins? it is unthinkable.

  44. realfootballfan says: Mar 3, 2017 6:43 PM

    Okay, which silly reporter started this one. It’s almost getting as bad as Mary Kay Cabot’s voices in her head that she calls sources.

  45. theebadguy says: Mar 3, 2017 6:45 PM

    I’ll finally stop cheering for the Redskins if this happens

  46. theebadguy says: Mar 3, 2017 6:46 PM

    Had Snyders fingerprints all over it

  47. imcornholious says: Mar 3, 2017 6:46 PM

    The Huskies can trade with NFL?

  48. wahoo21 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:50 PM

    Why would the Skins take on a broken down QB that won’t make it through 4 games at the most and pay something stupid and get rid of Cousins that is younger and actually growing as a QB regardless of the dollars they tagged him for?

    Total nonsense

  49. thetooloftools says: Mar 3, 2017 6:52 PM

    Romo is not going to have as much demand as people think. If they want to trade him and someone will pick up that contract he better grab it even if it’s The Browns. He’ll never make on the open market what the Cowboys will pay him if he doesn’t take a substantial pay cut to stay there.

  50. binarymath says: Mar 3, 2017 6:54 PM

    Your likelihood of being hit by lightning while on your way to cash a winning powerball ticket are probably higher than the likelihood of this particular 3-way trade.

    Maybe comparable odds if the lightning struck as you shot a hole-in-one, burning you and the winning lottery ticket to a crisp. Only nobody saw it because of the complete solar eclipse.

    Yeah, odds like that.

  51. FrankRizzo says: Mar 3, 2017 6:57 PM

    You like that?!?!

  52. abninf says: Mar 3, 2017 6:57 PM

    jsa5205mvp says:

    I swear if the Redskins end up with Tony Romo as our QB…I’m done with this team and football in general.

    As long as you have refs who know what a catch is you’ll be okay. I’d take Romo over Cousins any day of the week, and most head coaches would as well.

  53. dumbpollack says: Mar 3, 2017 7:04 PM

    And we,(The Browns), get to sign T Taylor! We win 5 games next year and blow the whole thing up again. Great. I HATE BEING A BROWNS FAN!!!!!

  54. ladymacesq says: Mar 3, 2017 7:05 PM

    Donovan McNabb 2.0

    Just don’t do it…..

  55. amaf21 says: Mar 3, 2017 7:10 PM

    This makes no sense for anyone except the Cowboys. Not going to happen.

  56. kinggw says: Mar 3, 2017 7:11 PM

    I think the Skins should get rid of Cousins, but this deal is just foolish. If the really want Romo as a stop gap, he should be available in a few weeks as a free agent.

  57. ZULU Agency says: Mar 3, 2017 7:11 PM

    are the redskins really that dumb?
    even millen wouldnt do that trade. romo at this stage is a ming vase playing quaterback and cousins is decent

  58. tylawspick6 says: Mar 3, 2017 7:19 PM


    some teams simply
    never learn

  59. youafool says: Mar 3, 2017 7:23 PM

    I think the compensation would have to be good for Dallas since this would dump all of his dead cap into this year

  60. pancaketaco says: Mar 3, 2017 7:27 PM

    “Possibility of a three-way…”

    Memet you game?

  61. slippery59 says: Mar 3, 2017 7:40 PM

    and why would the Redskins and 49ers want to do Dallas a huge favor?

  62. slippery59 says: Mar 3, 2017 7:42 PM

    pancaketaco says:
    Mar 3, 2017 7:27 PM
    “Possibility of a three-way…”

    Memet you game?

    ……..I see what you did there.

  63. laserw says: Mar 3, 2017 7:45 PM

    As a Redskins fan dating back to 1970, if Romo were to be our QB, I would disavow being a Redskins fan and immediately go after the team on all media for this repugnant decision.

    It is one thing to dump Cousins.

    It is another to replace him with a dead common Dallas Rump Rider who is so fragile, he’d never complete a game.

    This is treason!

  64. simplec72 says: Mar 3, 2017 7:47 PM

    What a joke. Why would the Cowboys ship Romo to a team that beat them once and nearly beat them for a second time last year? The 49ers are not going to pay Cousins $20 million a year. They will draft a QB and start building an entirely different looking team.

  65. hescominsoon says: Mar 3, 2017 7:49 PM

    of course that is IF romo can stay on the field…:)

  66. mikeaclark24 says: Mar 3, 2017 7:54 PM

    This is absolutely ridiculous. The follow scenario appears more likely. Sorry to say PFT had to copy and past from a competitor.

    As the NFL quarterback carousel prepares to begin spinning in free agency and those teams expected to be involved (and even those that aren’t) attempt to predict the next destination of Tony Romo, several people within the sport said they regard the Houston Texans as a strong contender, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports.

    There will be plenty of quarterback-related intrigue in the coming days and perhaps weeks with Romo, Jay Cutler and Colin Kaepernick among the veterans expected to be available. There is particularly intense interest about what will happen with Romo, the four-time Pro Bowl selection likely to leave the Dallas Cowboys after rookie sensation Dak Prescott took over as the team’s successful starter this past season while Romo was hurt.

    The Texans and Denver Broncos have been prominent in the Romo speculation. Several agents and coaches and executives with other NFL teams said in recent days at the NFL scouting combine that they regard the Texans as the most likely destination for Romo.

    “That one makes the most sense to me,” a high-ranking official with one franchise said. “I don’t think anyone in the league would be surprised to see that one happen.”

  67. walker1191 says: Mar 3, 2017 7:59 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Mar 3, 2017 6:13 PM

    One more serious injury and he’s finished.
    The same is possible for every other player in the NFL, so let’s not be over-dramatic.

  68. oswizard says: Mar 3, 2017 8:05 PM

    You cannot get Kirk Cousins from the Skins without 2 #1 picks. This is a pile of crap laid out to overvalue Romo and devalue Cousins. This has to be coming from the Cowboys or the Niners.

  69. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 3, 2017 8:12 PM

    A three way, that’s where everyone gets [bleep]ed, right?

  70. murphyslaw40 says: Mar 3, 2017 8:12 PM

    I see no reason to involve the Cowboys.

    If Cousins is playing hardball on a new contract, and the Redskins believe Watson can lead them, then maybe a Cousins-to-SF for 2nd overall and some other pick swaps would work.

    But trading for Romo, and his contract, is foolish. Maybe renegotiate, but that’s kicking the can of Scot McCoughlin’s Budweiser down the road.

  71. iamfakejesus says: Mar 3, 2017 8:13 PM

    As a niners fan this sounds like someone is throwing ideas at the board praying one sticks. As much as I want cousins to come to the 9ers. I can wait a season and not give anything up for him. Let’s go ahead and find him a weapon this draft or free agency.

  72. navyvandal says: Mar 3, 2017 8:17 PM

    Because 2 years of romo is better than 10 of Cousins..

    I also heard finding Bigfoot was cancelled because they found Bigfoot

  73. mrloser444 says: Mar 3, 2017 8:17 PM

    Watch out for those “ALTERNATIVE FACTS”.

  74. cosmicconvoy says: Mar 3, 2017 8:19 PM

    Dallas would love to face Romo twice and they have no other use for him

  75. veretax says: Mar 3, 2017 8:21 PM

    This screams of Jerry Jones trying to find a way to unload Romo without having to take a huge cap hit. Its not the Redskins fault they signed him to that deal.

    That having been said I like Romo’s moxy, but Washington would need something else to even consider this insane trade, draft picks, or maybe Zeke?

  76. thefatlazygamer says: Mar 3, 2017 8:33 PM

    When was the last successful NFL three way trade?

  77. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 3, 2017 8:39 PM

    Redskins should pay Cousins and put this bs to rest. He is the best qb on the team and they will never have a better qb in this yr or the next or the next. They’re holding out as if there’s qb’s all over town & they can get a starter any time. They’re negotiating as if there’s 5-6 other guys as good or better just waiting in the wings. Stupid. And it’s becoming a big distraction

  78. stephenpaulfreese says: Mar 3, 2017 8:42 PM

    If Washington and Cousins cannot get a long-term deal done , they will look to move him. If not, they only get a lower compensatory pick next year.

    The question that must be raised is why would Washington not want to sign Cousins, long term, while Shanahan covets Cousins and will get him his long term contract? Maybe Cousins takes less than the reported 24 million a year in SF, but not Washington. Maybe to much acrimony there now after this drama has played out.

    The only explanation seems to be Cousins does not want to stay in Washington or Snyder does not want to overpay him to stay?

    He has the Skins over a barrel so unless Snyder comes up with the cash, Cousins will probably be traded and go with a young QB in the first round.

    Getting Romo is rediculas with his injury plagued back.

  79. midunno2012 says: Mar 3, 2017 8:47 PM

    Not even worth commenting on…
    Cousins is going no where…

  80. ravensbob says: Mar 3, 2017 8:47 PM

    And Ben rothlesberger is getting traded to Cleveland.

  81. wagon151515 says: Mar 3, 2017 8:49 PM

    as a die hard Cowboys fan, this is the only scenario I actually approve of. Tony goes to Washington. Kirk to 49ers. 49ers give Washington the #2 pick. Washington gives Dallas their #1. Cowboys then give Redskins their #27 and the Redskins #1 they just got. Redskins give the Cowboys the #2 overall. Cowboys then work something out with the Browns, and guess what? Myles you get your wish.

  82. fiddlinred says: Mar 3, 2017 8:51 PM

    Why would anyone take this nonsense seriously?

  83. jjfootball says: Mar 3, 2017 8:52 PM


  84. maestro1899 says: Mar 3, 2017 8:54 PM

    Not. Going. To. Happen.

  85. stevejjones says: Mar 3, 2017 8:55 PM

    This deal would be lose-lose-lose. Why should 49ers pay for something that could be acquired next year? Why would Redskins practically give their starter away for an expensive older player? Why would Romo want to go to team at Notch 1? Redskins should draft for defense, pay Cousins this year, develop Sudfeld and hope for the best.

  86. mytor1962 says: Mar 3, 2017 9:18 PM

    I can’t see any team trading anything for Romo…8th rounder?

  87. bert1913 says: Mar 3, 2017 9:19 PM

    at least romo won’t have a chance to choke in the playoffs

  88. usedjock says: Mar 3, 2017 9:38 PM

    I still don’t understand teams giving up a ton for a guy in Romo who hasn’t had any big playing time in close to two years, has a bad back, and is what 37 years old?

  89. td30 says: Mar 3, 2017 9:52 PM

    i like three ways. trades…

  90. thatneuneu says: Mar 3, 2017 9:58 PM

    Romo wouldn’t be the first new leader in Washington this year that would instantly crap everything up. O’oh, let’s not do this here…lol

  91. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 3, 2017 10:03 PM

    Kirk is the byproduct of many generations of Cousins. Let that be a warning.

  92. whatjusthapped says: Mar 3, 2017 10:22 PM

    Why would anyone trade anything for Romo, you know he is going to be let go, save yourself both money and draft picks and sit back and wait.

  93. dejadoh says: Mar 3, 2017 10:28 PM

    And there are rumors that Billy Kilmer, Roger Staubach and John Broadie are also involved in this trade. What a bad trade for Washington.

  94. hess97 says: Mar 3, 2017 10:45 PM

    It makes a lot of sense. They’ll take picks, when they are going to cut him for nothing otherwise.

  95. hawkwind8 says: Mar 3, 2017 11:15 PM

    Got the skinny on this deal from my uncle on the cowboys staff.

    9’ers get Cousins and give the skins the 2nd pick.
    The skins give their first and the 2nd overall pick for Romo.

    Don’t read this 29 days……..

  96. nodindenver says: Mar 4, 2017 12:21 AM

    Thank Goodness another team will end up with Romo other than my Broncos! I am done hearing about him; people in this transplant town think all free agent QBs can bring a super bowl championship even though they would not last preseason week #3 with our o-line.

  97. crazyallives says: Mar 4, 2017 8:26 AM

    Nobody in Washington wants Romo. Skins fans know he’s a choker and fragile as the good china. Snyder would have to go into witness protection.

  98. blowfishes says: Mar 4, 2017 11:09 AM

    There is no way that the 49ers trade the 2nd overall pick unless they get a huge haul similar but maybe not as much as the Rams received from the Redskins a few years back.

    If the Cowboys want to trade Romo, then he should be allowed the choice of his next team. I personally don’t have a lot of faith that Prescott will improve or even replicate last season, so I’d be hesitant to lose Romo. If they do trade him then I can’t see them getting more than a 4th round pick for him as he is merely a quality rental for a couple of years.

    The Redskins won’t get the value they’re looking for in Cousins, and I doubt any team will give up more than a mid 1st round pick, or a high 2nd and 3rd. He will play out another year under the franchise tag and unless the Redskins hit on a mid round QB this draft, will probably be given the franchise or transition tag next year.

    Given how I see things above, I simply can’t see any trade happening unless the Redskins seriously reduce their asking price for Cousins.

  99. pensfan1 says: Mar 4, 2017 11:13 AM

    Maybe not so far fetched to keep him in the same division and play him twice a year. Dallas knows Ton’y’s health past and and injury laden seasons. Pass a physical or not they know his physical limitations because of it better that anybody and can exploit them. If he is in a lineup against them it makes their game prep that much easier.

  100. nhpats says: Mar 4, 2017 1:00 PM

    Romo is 2-6 in the postseason. No team will trade a back of practice jerseys for this guy

  101. retiredrichardsandberg says: Mar 4, 2017 5:33 PM

    The Skins won’t part with Cousins. He has a CHANCE to be great. Maybe Kirk is holding out for a long term deal. He has been playing “year to year” for a long time!!!

  102. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Mar 6, 2017 11:38 AM

    As a lifelong Cowboys fan, I say “make it happen, captain!”

  103. clintonite44 says: Mar 6, 2017 12:22 PM

    tedmurph says:

    Mar 3, 2017 6:08 PM

    Hard to see why Washington would do it.
    If Washington was SMART, they would do it. Right now Cousins COULD ask for $30 mill per season with $100 mill guaranteed. If the Skins don’t give him that, he will say “See ya!” after he collects his $24 mill for 2017 and the Skins have NOTHING in return for him walking out the door! Cousins holds the cards only if the Skins allow him to dictate his salary. Pay him that kind of money and you won’t be able to fill out the rest of your team.

  104. grumpysal says: Mar 7, 2017 11:57 AM

    Why wouldn’t Washington do this?

    Romo did well at Eastern Illinois, he’d absolutely tear up the Pac-12, in fact, Washington might have beaten Alabama this year with Romo at QB.

    Oh wait, we’re not talking about THAT Washington? Nevermind.

  105. backuppunter says: Mar 8, 2017 8:48 PM

    They are just trying to get Denver to make a trade offer instead of waiting for the Cattlemen to release him

  106. jvdrock says: Mar 10, 2017 12:58 PM

    Stay in Texas Tony, with that Houston defense you make them legit Superbowl contenders. Stay healthy.

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