The Dallas Cowboys went from being a borderline playoff team in the NFC to a legitimate Super Bowl title contender this season. The storied NFL franchise made the progression to the cream of the crop in the NFC with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott leading the way and veteran Tony Romo watching from the bench.
With the Cowboys now focusing on moving forward with Prescott as their starter, Romo's future hangs in the balance. Although owner Jerry Jones has stuck by Romo throughout the entire process of the transition at quarterback, the team wants to move on and have apparently prioritized trading Romo during the NFL offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:
"No. 1 priority this offseason is trading Tony Romo. Barring retirement, which I understand is still a possibility for Romo, he is not going to want to be the Cowboys' backup next season."
Fortunately for Romo, there will be plenty of suitors around the league for the veteran's services. Romo may have had his injury issues over the years, but he is still widely considered to be a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback in the NFL.
Peyton Manning was able to sustain his success as a starting quarterback in this league after joining the Denver Broncos late in his career. Romo could go down the same path, and ironically enough it may be with the Broncos if John Elway and company believe it is worth making the move while keeping Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch on the bench.
Other potential destinations for Romo include the Chicago Bears, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and Houston Texans. All of these teams are in desperate need for a quarterback of Romo's caliber and could show interest in his services during the offseason.