Tony Romo: Texans were at "top of list" of teams he considered
- Author: Joanne Flowers Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 22:43
The pride of Burlington is hanging up his football cleats, but he won't have any trouble finding work.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn't have to worry about seeing Tony Romo suit up for another team because their long-time quarterback has finally made a decision to call it a career.
"It really had nothing to do with the Texans and everything to do with CBS", Tony Romo said. But Romo did right by the Cowboys more than they did him and the speech was just the start.
The delay gave Romo time to consider his future after two injury-filled seasons, which cost him the job he had for 10 years when rookie Dak Prescott directed a club-record 11-game winning streak after Romo's preseason back injury.
Signed in 2003 as an undrafted free agent from Eastern Illinois University, Romo learned his trade for three seasons behind veterans including Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe before graduating to the starting role. Romo, who will turn 37 this month and has had serious back injuries, is expecting his third child with his wife and he apparently decided that it's time to make a serious decision about the rest of his life. It was a very hard decision.
Tony Romo to Team with Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson for NFL ON CBS and Thursday Night Football Coverage Beginning with 2017-18 Season. FOX was reported to be in the mix to ink Romo as well, but CBS' offer to put him to the front of the line won out.
Ultimately, Romo said he didn't trust himself to meet with teams that might view him as the missing piece for a Super Bowl title. "I am ecstatic for the opportunity to work with Jim as I learn the craft and convey to fans my passion for this great game".
"I would love to pretend that I'm a GM for the Houston Texans", Romo said. He hasn't played a full season since 2012 and has started only four games the past two years combined. We've got a spot for you! After 14 years in the National Football League and a long history of injuries and big game shortfalls, he finally saw greener pastures.
Romo did say that the Houston Texans were at the number one of his list of franchises he like to play with.