Tony Romo Retires, Set To Start Broadcasting Career
on Apr 04, 2017 11:54 AM EDT
Tony Romo has been the Dallas Cowboys' star quarterback for the last fifteen years. Even though Tony Romo never led the Dallas Cowboys to the Super Bowl in his fifteen years playing for them, Tony Romo is still considered one of the best quarterbacks that ever played in the NFL. But now it seems after fifteen years in the NFL, we've seen the last of Tony Romo. Tony Romo is ready to step away from the game.
Sources say that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is retiring and going into broadcasting, according to a report from ESPN. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed the news that Tony Romo is indeed retiring from the NFL.
Even before Tony Romo's decision to retire, the Dallas Cowboys are planning to release Tony Romo on Tuesday, as reported by the Dallas News. After Tuesday, Tony Romo can now choose to be a commentator if that's what he desires to do. So far, Tony Romo has drawn interest from NBC, Fox, and CBS.
The decision to retire was not an easy one for Tony Romo. Tony Romo spent several weeks pondering whether to retire or play for another year.
Ultimately, the decision to retire far outweighs the decision to play for Tony Romo. Health played a key factor in Tony Romo's decision to step away from football.
Already turning 37 years old this month, Tony Romo ultimately felt that his health and family are more important right now at this stage of his life. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was informed by Tony Romo of his decision to retire from the NFL.
Injuries have plagued Tony Romo the past two years. Tony Romo was limited to just fives games in the past two seasons because of back and collarbone injuries.
Last season, Tony Romo suffered a compression fracture in his back. As a result of Tony Romo's back fracture, Dak Prescott took over as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.