The Dallas Cowboys will have a huge decision to make with Tony Romo in the offseason, and Cris Carter believes he knows what they should do.
The Hall of Fame wide receiver is well aware of the Cowboys' need for a true edge rusher, and he believes that a trade with the Houston Texans would be mutually beneficial for both clubs.
Carter suggested that the Cowboys package Romo and a pick to the Texans, who are in desperate need of a reliable quarterback, for star defensive end J.J. Watt.
"I'd try to pull off a deal [with the Houston Texans] for [defensive end] J.J. Watt," Carter said. "That's what I would try to do. That would be the deal I'd be trying to go for with Jerry [Jones]. I'd try to get J.J. Watt.
[Jadaveon] Clowney's established himself, Watt's got a bad back. How long is [Watt] going to be able to play at that level?
"I would take Dallas' [first round] draft pick and, and trade them to Houston for J.J. Watt."
The deal is an intriguing one, as Watt is the most dominant pass-rusher in the NFL when on the field. The issue arises when looking at Watt's injury history, which is lengthy. After suffering a hand fracture during the 2015 season, Watt then underwent a procedure to repair a sports hernia and his 2016 season was ended prematurely due to surgery to fix a herniated disc.
Romo carries a cap-hit of 24.7 million dollars if he remains with the Cowboys next season, a huge number by any means for a backup.
It is an idea that the Cowboys could consider in the offseason, as long as they are comfortable with the risks involved with letting a stellar backup quarterback go for an area in which they have a glaring need.
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