by Marcelle English | Jersey Girl Sports | @jerseygirlsport
We all knew this day would come, but after Dak Prescott
’s performance last season it probably came a little earlier than most expected.
According to NFL.com
, instead of continuing to field offers and interest Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo
has decided to retire and hang it up.
"Tony Romo made the decision after this comes out, after consulting with those close to him, after examining his body and looking at where he is in his career, he decided to step away from football and embrace one of the broadcasting opportunities that he's had for some time," Rapoport reported on Good Morning Football on Tuesday.
After his week 1 injury we didn’t see much Romo, until he emerged on the sideline, still not getting a lot of time with Prescott winning on the field. Then we heard during a press conference that Romo had accepted his new back-up position and was passing the torch to Prescott.
"If you think for a second that I don't want to be out there, than you've probably never felt the ecstasy of competing and winning," Romo said. "That hasn't left me. In fact, it may burn more now than ever. It's not always easy to watch and I think anyone who has been in this position understands that."
What’s next for Romo?
Well it looks like he will be heading into broadcasting as many former athletes do. It seems like he's reach a verbal agreement with CBS according to Sports Business Journal
Can we see Romo in someone’s broadcast booth or at the table for pre-game analysis? Not really, but you never know until you try.