Tony Romo on Why He Didn't End up with the Houston Texans

Ross Houston
April 8, 2017

During a Tuesday conference call to unpack his retirement and announce his new broadcasting role with CBS Sports, Romo said that he doesn't "envision" returning to the National Football League, adding that "it's about 99 percent" certain that he's done. Those numbers stack up well among some of the great quarterbacks, especially for ones undrafted.

ROMO: I've never had a better boss, owner or mentor than Jerry Jones.

Tony Romo is retiring from football and head to the broadcast booth, according to CBS Sports. There would also be one other Cowboys game on CBS. So with this huge breaking news, I had to reach out to someone who's been on this podcast before, and covers the Cowboys, Stew Myrick. CBS jumped to the opportunity and offered him a position to join their team, and Romo's tweet suggests he is ready to get rolling with them. He will replace Phil Simms who is a veteran commentator for CBS, so he will work Jim Nantz this season for broadcasting.

Romo was realistic during his introductory conference call when he said that it's only natural that for a while he would want the Cowboys to succeed.

Tony Romo was granted his release from the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday and subsequently retired and accepted a job as the lead game analyst for CBS, the Cowboys and the network separately announced.

Last month Romo said goodbye to the Cowboys even though his fate remained unclear, taking to social media to thank his fans.

"This sums up Tony Romo's career", Bayless said, preparing to quote the Bard. Dallas Cowboys signed him as free agent and he spent two years as a holder before he became the main quarterback for Cowboys since 2006 season and delivered great passes in the games. He will be welcoming a new career as a broadcaster.

Playing football again looks like a no go for Romo. "I just tell you it's about 99 percent [that I don't return]". Now right now? I'm telling you that I don't think it's going to be that hard of a decision. So I do feel like for me the reality that's going to happen.

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