Tony Romo Retiring, Replacing Phil Simms at CBS
Maybe the Tony Romo saga doesn't end in Denver or Houston. Then again, maybe it does. With no trade interest, the Cowboys were apparently set to cut Tony Romo today. But now reports say that Romo will retire instead in order to pursue a career in broadcasting. In fact, he's wanted so badly as a color commentator (by both CBS and FOX) that it's possible a deal already exists and will be announced today.
On the other hand, Romo is apparently saying he'll retire "for now." Does that mean this is just a head fake to force a better deal from Denver or Houston? Is he waiting to come back when some team loses its quarterback to a preseason injury? Or is he only willing to come back if the quarterback lost to injury is Dak Prescott? If the Cowboys put Romo on the reserve/retired list today instead of releasing him, then another team would have to make a trade in order to get his rights.
UPDATE: Sports Business Journal is reporting that Romo has a deal in place with CBS to replace Phil Simms as their No. 1 color analyst. Our long national nightmare is over.