April 04, 2017
Longtime Eagles nemesis Tony Romo is hanging up his cleats, according to reports.
The Cowboys quarterback is retiring from football after 13 seasons with the team, according to Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport, and will pursue a career in broadcasting.
Tony Romo is leaving football and going into broadcasting, even with Dallas planning to release him today, sources tell @toddarcher and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
Several sports outlets are already interested in Romo's services, Rapoport reports.
Tony Romo has broadcasting opportunities from CBS and FOX, among others. He still has the itch, but those chances are too good to pass up— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2017
Romo lost his starting job in Dallas last season after he began the year injured and rookie Dak Prescott outperformed expectations.
It was believed earlier this offseason that the Cowboys would release Romo and allow him to find a new team in free agency, however, the team opted to keep him on the roster to pursue a potential trade.
If Romo is, in fact, retiring, he's finishing his career with 248 touchdown passes, 34,183 passing yards and a 78-49 starting record.
It would also mean his final game was a loss to the Eagles.