Cowboys' Romo retiring, headed to broadcast booth
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 1:55
Amongst members of the media who have been following the case, they say that CBS have offered the QB four million dollars a year to replace Phil Simms.
Adam Schefter quickly confirmed the report.
It has always been accepted that Romo would become a network analyst once his playing days were over.
Romo, who turns 37 on April 21, reportedly chose to retire due to his health.
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Romo has already informed owner Jerry Jones of his decision. Dallas attempted to trade him, but with no potential suitors, a release was inevitable. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed the news that Tony Romo is indeed retiring from the NFL.
In his first appearence in the 2016 season Romo broke his back. Romo appeared in just five games over the past two seasons due to a twice-broken collarbone and broken back. He conceded the starting job to rookie Dak Prescott with the Cowboys in the middle of a franchise-record 11-game winning streak.
The Dallas Cowboys have started the process of their separation with former starter Tony Romo.
Romo signed with America's team as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2003. His decision could come as early as today.
Romo's absence allowed Prescott, the Cowboys' second fourth-round pick a year ago, to ascend to the starting job. But the Cowboys lost to the Seahawks, 21-20, as Romo, who doubled as the Cowboys' placeholder for kicks, bobbled the snap on a point-after try that would have tied the game. Romo's assignment as the lead color analyst on CBS broadcasts reflects a remarkable amount of confidence in the broadcasting neophyte, but he's hardly the first quarterback to head to television.