The uncertainty is over. Tony Romo, after months of speculation, will reportedly retire and begin a career in the broadcasting booth, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It’s somewhat of a surprising turn, as many speculated Romo would sign with, or be traded to the Houston Texans or Denver Broncos potentially. The team planned to release Romo today, however, it appears Romo wants to go out on his own terms. At 37, Romo’s injury-riddled 2015 and 2016 seasons may have hurt his stock around the league. Although, if he was released, he’d almost certainly be courted by several NFL teams.

Romo became expendable to Dallas when rookie Dak Prescott set the league on fire and won eleven straight games in 2016. It was clear that Romo’s days as Cowboys starting quarterback were over, but the Cowboys never released Romo, as it was reported several weeks ago.


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NBC, Fox and CBS have all reportedly shown interest in Romo’s broadcasting abilities.  As charismatic and well-spoken as Romo is, it would seem to be a logical move for the former Cowboys star.

During his twelve-year NFL career in Dallas, Romo threw for 34,183 passing yards, 248 passing touchdowns, and a 97.1 passer rating. He may have never won the big game (or even reached it), but Romo played at a Pro-Bowl level for over a decade and deserves credit for the class in which he handled Dak Prescott’s success.

Could NFL teams potentially call Romo and attempt to lure him out of retirement? It’s certainly possible, as Adam Schefter commented earlier this morning.

Romo did get to play in the Cowboys’ finale against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17. Watch the final touchdown pass of Tony’s career here.

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