After months of speculation of where Tony Romo would end up for the 2017 season, it appears that question has been answered. It’s the booth.
After 13 seasons, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback will be released today, and reportedly retire soon after to pursue broadcasting opportunities.
Tony Romo is leaving football and going into broadcasting, even with Dallas planning to release him today, sources tell @toddarcher and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
Beyond interest from NFL teams especially the Houston Texans, Romo has received even more interest from CBS, FOX and NBC, seeking to add Romo to their color commentating team.
The 36, almost 37-year-old leaves with a career that far surpassed expectations, going un-drafted in 2003 out of East Illinois University, racking up the third most wins by a QB in the Cowboys illustrious history as well as the most pass TDs and yards.
In his tenure, Romo completed 65.3% of his passes for 34,183 yards, tossing 248 TDs to 117 INTs.