Cowboys' Romo retiring, headed to broadcast booth

His injury history is what led to his decision to retire, according to ESPN's report.

It has always been accepted that Romo would become a network analyst once his playing days were over.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is leaving football and going into broadcasting, even with Dallas planning to release him Tuesday, league sources tell ESPN.

It's been reported multiple times that the Broncos will have "great interest" in Romo IF released by the Cowboys.

Schefter reports that Romo will not work as a golf analyst immediately, saying it could happen "down the line".

As we all know by now Romo isn't retiring so he can play more golf. He was a valuable asset as a backup and mentor to Prescott, but an enormous contract and salary-cap hit made it impossible for the Cowboys to keep him.

"I remember when Troy [Aikman] retired and there were reports it seemed like for three or four years after he'd gone into broadcasting booth of the possibility that he might come back". Tony Romo was limited to just fives games in the past two seasons because of back and collarbone injuries. Romo suffered a back injury in the preseason a year ago and didn't start a game for the Cowboys as Prescott led the franchise to a 13-3 record in the regular season.

Romo was injured during a preseason game and was unable to win the Cowboys' starting job from Dak Prescott. He is also the Cowboys franchise leader in most passing statistics, including passing yards, completion rate, and touchdowns.

The Cowboys are expected to release Romo on Tuesday, but he isn't expected to sign with any of the quarterback-needy teams in the NFL. Turning 37 years old on April 21, Romo believes his family and his health are paramount at this time in his life.

Romo spent his entire career with the Cowboys, but lost his starting spot after suffering an injury during the preseason past year.

But with Romo stepping away altogether, the Broncos will go into next season with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch to battle it out to be the starting quarterback.

  • Rosalie Stanley