The news out of Big D today is shocking, to say the least.
According to ESPN, Tony Romo will be released today by the Dallas Cowboys and then retire from football to start a career in broadcasting.
The ESPN report indicates that Romo mulled over his decision for weeks and that every major football broadcast network expressed interest in bringing him on as a color commentator. The oft-injured Romo, who missed most of 2016 due to injury, follows fellow former injury-prone Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman into the broadcast booth.
It was rumored that Denver and Houston were kicking tires as to Romo’s availability, however it amounted to just that, rumors.The Cowboys held on to Romo hoping trade offers would materialize, however, he will be released with nearly $20 million in dead money still counting against them.
Undrafted out of Eastern Illinois, Romo had a pretty great career, starting as a holder only in his first two seasons (2004 and 2005). He finishes his career 29th overall in passing yards, 21st in TDs, fourth in passer rating, fifth in completion percentage, and fourth in yards per attempt.