Tony Romo announces he will retire from pro football after 13 seasons with the Cowboys:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The Tony Romo era is officially coming to an end. Romo has told the media that he plans on retiring from pro football to pursue a career in sports media. It’s been reported that Romo has been exploring contract options with CBS and Fox, meaning you will most likely see Tony Romo on some kind of NFL pre game show next season. While Romo never won a Super Bowl as a player there were still some bright moments for the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Romo was exceptional in the regular season and his best year came in 2014 when he threw for 34 touchdowns and only 9 interceptions. When Tony Romo was playing like that he was a quarterback to be feared and opposing NFC East teams will be happy they don’t have to face number 9 anymore. Tony Romo is 36 years old right now so it’s the perfect time to walk away from the NFL. After going through a number of injuries which include a broken back and shoulder, there really wasn’t much left in the tank for Romo. All off-season NFL insiders have speculated that Romo would sign with either the Denver Broncos or Houston Texans but eventually both of those teams withdrew interest in the veteran quarterback. That left very few options for Tony Romo and now we know that the 13 year signal caller anticipates moving on from his playing days. Romo is likely bummed out that he has played his last football game but this gives him a chance to re-evaluate life and find out what the next chapter brings. The sports media route could suit Romo well, who has always been a very likeable person. That gig will also be much more relaxed than the pressure Romo faced while commanding the Cowboys offense. Overall It’s been a great run and we all should take the time to celebrate Tony Romo’s career. He was a first class player.

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