One of the biggest offseason questions has finally been answered: After 14 seasons in Dallas, and with speculation looming that quarterback Tony Romo would be traded or released to continue his NFL career, the quarterback will instead retire, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who also reports that the Cowboys were set to release Romo on Tuesday.
Instead, Romo, 36, will reportedly go into broadcasting. Via Schefter, Romo has received interest from “CBS, Fox and NBC, and can choose to be a color commentator where he wants.”
As recently as nine months ago, the expectation was that a healthy Romo would be the beneficiary of the league’s best offensive line and some of its best skill-position players in Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and rookie Ezekiel Elliott. A preseason back injury changed all that — and the trajectory of Romo’s NFL career. He spent the season watching Dak Prescott go from fourth-round afterthought to the face of the franchise, leading Dallas to 13 wins, the NFC East title and the playoffs.