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Report: Tony Romo Targeting Offseason Trade to Denver Broncos

The 36-year-old passer pictures himself wearing orange and blue this time next year.

The story all season long for the Dallas Cowboys has been the play of their young quarterback, Dak Prescott, and what it means for their more experienced one, Tony Romo. Prescott has lost just one game in Dallas: his first start. So in the midst of a an eight-game winning streak and the offense hitting on all cylinders behind Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys appear content to stick with their young gun in 2016. As Ian Rappaport of NFL Media has reported, the Cowboys plan to grant their veteran quarterback a trade once the season is over.

Romo's history and close ties with the franchise and certainly the Jones family ownership makes this a unique situation to some extent. Rather than pawning him off to the highest bidder regardless of location, the Cowboys will allow Romo to renegotiate his current deal and trade him somewhere he would like to go. And that appears to be Mile High.

If you trust the proverbial "source," then we can at least establish that Romo's camp wants this to happen this offseason. But do the Denver Broncos feel the same way?

Let's consider a few things; first, Romo will be 37 years old by the start of the 2017 season. It's also worth noting that he's only started and finished two full games in the past two years. These factors don't feel ideal behind an offensive line that gave up six sacks a week ago. But at the same time, a front office maverick such as John Elway does not turn down potential deals out of fear. 

The biggest consideration at the moment is Paxton Lynch. A deal to acquire a quarterback of Romo's caliber (and age) means putting the start of their first-round pick's career on halt for anywhere from one to three years in all likelihood. At this point, there's no sign that the Broncos shouldn't still be putting at least most of their eggs in the Lynch basket. Save a couple for Trevor Siemian.

When the Broncos brought Peyton Manning to Denver, their other options at the position were none too plentiful. Trading for Romo would mean actively choosing him over Lynch and Siemian, two young quarterbacks who deserve the Broncos' consideration.

It takes two to tango on the trade market.

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Will Keys is an Editor for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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