Winners, losers in Tony Romo decision

The move came a day after Jones informed teams that they were now allowed to pursue Romo. Romo will be the lead analyst for CBS football broadcasts.

Romo threw for more yards and touchdowns than any quarterback in the illustrious history of the Dallas Cowboys - including NFL Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.

Tony Romo cited that his family as being one of the million reasons he opted going to broadcasting and it would be a good one, claiming that he will now be able to spend more time with his loved ones. Though injury-prone, the 36-year-old Romo was considered one of the hottest free agents on the quarterback market.

As for that retirement thing, Romo left little doubt that his playing days were likely over while also saying there was "absolutely interest" from other teams.

Jones also lauded Romo for being a wonderful representative of the Cowboys organization for 14 years.

One problem is that we don't know what Romo's contract with CBS says.

The departure of the all-time passing leader from the storied franchise has been expected since November, when Romo conceded the job to rookie Dak Prescott after missing 10 weeks with a back injury.

McManus said he first thought Romo had promise in that role after Romo gave him a breakdown of the New England-Seattle matchup during a Super Bowl party before the Patriots beat the Seahawks two years ago. "And if I get in front of some of these teams, I'm going to be enticed to really want to go to play". Others probably wish they could do things a little bit different.

While the Texans have publicized their goal of picking up a quarterback in this year's National Football League draft, the logical thing to do is to sign a veteran to help with the process, especially since the chances of a rookie QB being ready for his first season are slim.

He would have been a safe and relatively affordable choice for the Texans, who have had rotten luck with QBs in recent years.

"There were many reasons I felt this was the right decision", Tony Romo said.

  • Julie Sanders