Long time Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo, will retire to pursue broadcast opportunities.
The four time National Football League Pro Bowler played 14 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys. After an injury last season and the stellar quarterback play of rookie, Dak Prescott, the future of Romo with the Cowboys was dubious at best. On Tuesday, he announced that he would be retiring from the NFL and the Cowboys released him from his contract. Romo will work with Jim Nantz on live game broadcasts on CBS. Romo will replace Phil Simms in that role the network confirmed on Tuesday.
“I’m really excited about the challenge ahead,” revealed Romo. “I’m excited. It’s going to be a great challenge for me … I hope that I’m able to make the CBS family proud with their decision.”
“We wish Tony and his family nothing but the best,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a statement. “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.”