Tony Romo Will Retire and Move On to Commentary
This is no April Fool's joke folks, Tony Romo is set to retire from the NFL. The move comes after months of speculation on where the veteran QB will end up playing next with Denver and Houston being the likely teams to land him.
Well, they can both put that idea to bed. According to Adam Schefter with ESPN, Romo is leaving football and going into broadcasting. Schefter reports Dallas is planning to release Romo today.
Romo has three seasons left on his contract with the Cowboys, but he’s been replaced by Dak Prescott as the starter. Romo suffered a back injury in the preseason last year and didn’t start a game for the Cowboys as Prescott led the franchise to a 13-3 record in the regular season.
Romo ends his career as the franchise leader in passing yards (34,183), touchdowns (248) and, most notably, winning drives. Romo's 30 game-winning drives is seven better than fellow Cowboys legend Roger Staubach and nine more than Troy Aikman.
You'll most likely see Romo on the CBS broadcast team this coming season although NBC and FOX have expressed interest. Either way with small children at home this was probably the best decision for Romo to make. Good luck #9...wherever you end up.