We all knew that there was no going back to a starting QB position for Tony Romo in Dallas. Sensational rookie Dak Prescott made it impossible for anyone to consider Romo for that position. Due to his quality and high salary, it was also not an option for him to be a backup for Prescott. The possibilities that remained were for Romo to be released or to be traded. Possible partners for this one were few to none, but Jerry Jones decided not to release him because he was of the opinion that Tony is a franchise QB capable of bringing Super Bowl to whatever team he plays. In the end, Jones decided to let Romo talk to other clubs but the final decision was Romo’s, and he decided to call it a day.
News about Tony Romo’s retirement spread like wildfire. He is to leave football for good and enter the broadcasting world according to sources from ESPN. They are claiming that former Cowboys QB is going to fill the void left by Phil Sims at CBS. He would, for a lucrative salary, become their leading NFL analyst. The offer is supposedly so good that it made Romo walk away from his life as a professional football player and change his profession.
One of the factors that made him decide in favor of broadcasting is his injuries that made him miss entire last season. He was fit to play after seven weeks, but during that time Prescott replaced him and showed outstanding performance. In analyst job, he is going to be closely tied to football so that definitely made his decision a bit easier.
Sources close to Cowboys claim that the Dallas franchise failed to find a trade partner for their former superstar QB and that they are going to release him later today. Tony himself apparently find it hard to imagine playing away from Dallas for any other team and decided to retire.