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Cowboys Trade Rumors: Tony Romo, Kirk Cousins Being Mentioned In Three Way Swap With Washington And San Francisco

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It is that time of year when lots of crazy ideas get floated.

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The biggest thing for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason continues to be trying to figure out where Tony Romo is going to wind up. And on Friday, these tweets stirred the pot to a roiling boil.

The thought of Romo going to play for Washington is not a happy one for Cowboys fans. He would be an upgrade over Cousins, and clearly would know far too much about how Dallas plays. And it is believed new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan covets Cousins, so there is a certain hint of things that would make this something at least two of the teams might be interested in.

But take a deep breath. This is the time of year when all kinds of rumors surface, often with no more real basis than agents trying to get some more money for their clients (and of course for themselves). This one was quickly countered by several credible writers, both locally and nationally.

I don’t want to make any rash statements about who is believable here and who sort of looks like he is just trying for clicks. The tweets say enough about that.

There will no doubt be lots more of this in the days and weeks ahead. so remember to keep those grains of salt handy as you see things popping up in the various media. But remember, even obviously unsubstantiated rumors have some potential benefit.

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