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Tony Romo trade rumor could send Cowboys' QB to Washington, Kirk Cousins to 49ers

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Romo could be heading to a division rival, while Cousins would reunite with his old offensive coordinator.

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins was rumored to leave Washington for the San Francisco 49ers to join Kyle Shanahan. While that hasn’t happened yet — Washington recently franchised tagged Cousins — a deal may still be done, one that includes Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Cousins may be sent to the 49ers as part of a three-team deal.

Romo lost his starting job to rookie Dak Prescott when the veteran suffered a broken bone in his back. Dallas won 13 games last season, though some of that was overshadowed by the lingering question of Romo’s future with the franchise. This trade would send Romo to a division rival, while Dallas adds to its youth resurgence anchored by Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott.

San Francisco would get its franchise quarterback, who has experience working with head coach Shanahan. The 49ers currently do not have a quarterback on the roster.

While it would make sense for all three teams, the Cowboys have not yet been contacted about this trade.

Trades like these don’t happen often, but this would definitely be one of the most blockbuster transactions in recent NFL history if completed.