Tony Romo Joins CBS Sports As Lead NFL Game Analyst

Romo suffered a back injury in the preseason past year and didn't start a game for the Cowboys as Prescott led the franchise to a 13-3 record in the regular season.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's National Football League playing career may not be finished.

'It was a hard decision and I went back and fourth many times, ' Romo said on a conference call to announce his move to CBS as a lead analyst. "It's going to be great, and hopefully I'm good enough to do this for a really long time", he said.

"Tony has been one of the NFL's biggest stars for the past decade, and we are thrilled to welcome him to CBS Sports", CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said in a statement released by the network on Tuesday.

Jones: "We wish Tony and his family nothing but the best". Prescott took over as primary quarterback after Romo went down with a back injury in a preseason game.

Undrafted out of Eastern Illinois in 2003, Romo became the Cowboys' all-time passing leader, though postseason success never followed.

Romo likely earns induction into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor, retiring as the team's all-time-leading passer. Romo replaces Phil Simms alongside Jim Nantz. He even had a nickname - "The Romo-nater" that was put on the posters around campus touting the quarterback as one of the best in the country. He has made more than $127 million over his career and has played one series after his returned from injury in November.

Romo was realistic during his introductory conference call when he said that it's only natural that for a while he would want the Cowboys to succeed. He makes his team better. She says Romo did not like the thought of playing for another team. I consider myself fortunate to be at the top of that list.

Manning dominated Romo early in their rivalry, including a win in the 2007 NFC divisional round in Dallas that was part of the Giants' Super Bowl playoff run.

"From a Fan Of Yours to Being Your Teammate: THANK YOU for The Advice On & Off the Field to Making Plays that I'll Never Forget!", Prescott wrote on Instagram.

  • Julie Sanders