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Report: Jerry Jones allowing General Managers to contact quarterback Tony Romo

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Could this be the beginning of the end of the Romo saga?

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is allowing NFL General Managers to contact Tony Romo and/or his agent to schedule a workout, visit, or physical.

This should get the ball moving on the Tony Romo matter.

Both the Texans and Broncos have left the door open publicly on pursuing Tony Romo, but couldn't say much because they were unable to speak about another player under contract. Now they can after getting Jerry Jones's permission.

This is a sign that Jones still isn't releasing Romo anytime soon and any visit, workout, or physical would be a precursor to an eventual trade.

It's been reported multiple times that the Broncos will have "great interest" in Romo IF released by the Cowboys.

"Per source, however, the Broncos would have great interest in Romo as a free agent if he is released by the Cowboys. The Broncos just have no plans to trade for him because they hope to get him for free when he is cut and partly because they have no interest in trading for his contract, which they deem to be untradeable."

So now we will see if John Elway was bluffing with his carefully worded statements to the media or if he truly has moved on from Romo and is happy with his current two young quarterbacks.

The Broncos begin their OTA's next week and the Cowboys begin theirs in two weeks, so hopefully this is settled sooner rather than later.

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

Update: 5:15 PM MT

Unsurprisingly, neither the Broncos or Texans have any intention of falling for Jones' bait according to Ian Rapoport.