Tony Romo to Retire and become a Broadcaster

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Tony Romo

The end of Tony Romo with the Dallas Cowboys is here. Multiple reports have confirmed Romo will take his talents to the broadcast booth with CBS, temporarily ending discussions of him going to the Houston Texans or any NFL team for that matter.

Romo has competed in the NFL and the most popular team for 13 seasons before news of his retirement came to light. The four-time pro bowler who went undrafted in 2003 will likely go to CBS. This change will most probably cause roster changes for CBS leaving Phil Simms’ fate in question. Simms still has a multiple-year contract with CBS.

Romo described his employer as “legendary” comparing them to his former employer in Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

“Going from one legendary team to another as I begin the next phase of my career is a dream come true,” Romo explained in a statement. “I have always known that once my playing career was over I wanted to become a broadcaster. I am ecstatic for the opportunity to work with Jim as I learn the craft and convey to fans my passion for this great game.”

Romo took to twitter as well.

Tony Romo has completed 2,820 passes on 4,335 attempts. That would be a 65% completion percentage over the course of his 13-year career in the NFL. It will be interesting to see him in the CBS booth alongside Jim Nantz.

Tomo Romo to Retire

Here is a statement from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett:

FRISCO, Texas – Following Tony Romo’s official release from the Cowboys on Tuesday, team owner/general manager Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett made statements on the veteran quarterback’s 14-year tenure with the organization.

Statement from Jerry Jones:

“We wish Tony and his family nothing but the best. As an organization, we did what he asked us to do in terms of his release, and we wanted to do what was ultimately in his best interest and in the best interest of his family.

“Tony has been a wonderful representative of the Cowboys organization for 14 years, and he left everything he had on the field. He will leave us with many great memories and a legacy of being, truly, one of the greatest players in Cowboys history. We are thrilled for him and his family that he will be able to continue working as a professional in the game he so dearly loves.

“He is a young man who is just getting started on a long journey in life.  All the best my friend.”

Statement from Jason Garrett:

“Tony Romo has a unique combination of athletic ability, arm talent, vision, and instincts for the game. What separates Tony from many other players, however, is a rare competitive spirit. Tony loves to play. Tony loves to compete. The best ones always do. In practice. During games. On the field. Off the field. Tony competes to the end in everything that he does.

“That relentless spirit that Tony plays with is contagious. He makes his teammates better. He makes his coaches better. He makes his team better. He has grown so much as a player and as a person over the course of his career and has made a significant impact on the lives of so many. I consider myself fortunate to be at the top of that list. It has been one of the great privileges of my life to work with Tony Romo, one of the greatest players in Dallas Cowboys history.”

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