The Tony Romo era in the Dallas Cowboys franchise has finally come to an end. Well, officially at least.
Romo hasn’t been the team’s first string quarterback since he fractured his back during a preseason game last year with rookie Dak Prescott assuming the responsibility. While rumors surfaced about which team he would join next, Romo has announced that he’s trading in his helmet for a headset. ESPN reported Tuesday that the veteran quarterback will be released by Dallas and is ready to become a TV analyst.
However, the career change may not be permanent as sources told ESPN that if teams, including the Cowboys, needed an emergency replacement, he’d think about returning to the turf. Romo hasn’t been completely healthy since the 2009-10 season when he when he broke his collarbone and suffered from 2 collarbone fractures in the years to come.
The 36-year-old quarterback will accept a job at CBS as the network’s top NFL analyst. He’ll be paired in the booth with Jim Nantz and will be replacing longtime broadcaster and former Giants quarterback Phil Simms.
Romo, a 4-time Pro Bowler, came out of nowhere and exceeded the godly expectations placed at the helm of the Dallas offense.
Only time will tell if Prescott can do the same.