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Tony Romo says Cowboys may already have a No. 1 wide receiver

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For years, Dez Bryant was the Dallas Cowboys go-to guy downfield. That will cease to be the case beginning next season, with the Cowboys’ release of the veteran wide receiver back in April. For former Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, though, the Cowboys might not have to look that far to find their next No. 1 receiving option.

During a recent appearance on the NFL Total Access, Romo implied that the next great receiver for Dallas is probably right under the Cowboys’ noses (h/t the Dallas Morning News).

“Depends on what you’re defining as a No. 1 receiver. Is it by name alone? Is it by talent? You don’t know that they don’t have one.  There’s always someone that can come up. For me, it was Miles Austin after T.O. left, and it was the same discussion then. At the end of the day, if you put the ball in small windows and you’re aggressively putting the ball where you want, there’s going to be windows. When you have someone who is super talented, the windows are wider. If you have Julio Jones, the windows are wider, so you don’t have to be as perfect as a quarterback.”

It’s been months since Dallas bid him goodbye, but Bryant has yet to sign a deal with a team. The market has been icy for the three-time Pro Bowler and last year’s Dallas leader in receptions and receiving yards with 69 and 838, respectively, to go with six receiving touchdowns.

Terrance could be the next wide receiver no. 1 for Dallas, but he is currently recovering from a surgery that repaired a broken foot injury. That’s not to mention an unsavory off-the-field incident that led to an arrest back in May.

Also in the mix for the role are Allen Hurns, Michael Gallup, and Noah Brown.