Cowboys to release Romo today.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will reportedly announce his retirement from the NFL today as he pursues a career in broadcasting with either CBS, Fox or NBC, all of which have shown interest in him.
According to ESPN, the Cowboys plan to release him today.
Romo, who will be turning 37 later this month, missed all of last season due to a back injury which paved the way for rookie sensation Dak Prescott to take over the huddle.
A number of teams, including the Broncos and Texans, were interested in the longtime Cowboys QB but he ultimately decided sitting in a nice, comfortable studio chair was better than getting punished every Sunday.
Although, there's still the possibility he could come out of a retirement if a team suffers a catastrophic injury at the quarterback position.
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
One NFL exec texted now: "Romo is now every teams emergency backup qb in case your starter gets hurt, pay him to come out of "retirement.' "— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
Tony Romo earned $127 million in his career, $40 million more than any other NFL undrafted free agent.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 4, 2017