Dallas Cowboys NFL Trade Rumors: Tony Romo Retires to Join CBS

Tony Romo, once the team's franchise QB, saw the writing and acted accordingly.

The Cowboys were expected to release Romo last month, and the Broncos and Houston Texans were possible suitors for him. Each time, he declined to say categorically that he was.

The Dallas Cowboys officially released Romo on Tuesday and he was announced as the lead National Football League analyst for CBS.

Sports stars ranging from Favre to the NBA Michael Jordan have retired, only to unretire later.

Now the married father of two young boys with a third child on the way has chosen the path taken by two former Dallas quarterbacks — Don Meredith of "Monday Night Football" fame and three-time Super Bowl victor and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, the lead analyst for Fox since 2002.

He even referenced infamous sports liars such as Nick Saban, who swore he was not taking the Alabama head coaching job. But I wouldn't get my hopes up.

Prescott isn't out of the woods yet as we've seen Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick fall off. I'm going to CBS and I'm not playing football. I'm sure I will.

"I had to work harder to beat him ... he's made me a better player", Romo said, via Patrik Walker of 247Sports.

Which, of course, means that speculation about a comeback has already started, and not just from random people on Twitter. You don't just get up off the couch. "I hope that I'm able to make the CBS family proud with their decision".

One problem is that we don't know what Romo's contract with CBS says. Right now, I am completely, 100 percent committed to CBS. It's not because I'm being forced to and there's no reason. So with this huge breaking news, I had to reach out to someone who's been on this podcast before, and covers the Cowboys, Stew Myrick. If that's the case, I don't envision going back.

Romo turned a $10,000 offer as an undrafted free agent into $130 million in a career as memorable for the touchdowns as it was for the backbreaking mistakes and the broken back. "I think they have some incredibly gifted football players". However, he failed to lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl appearance.

Bernstein's point that live broadcasting is much tougher than it looks is a good one.

  • Julie Sanders