Tony Romo reportedly retiring as Cowboys plan to release him Tuesday

Tony Romo reportedly retiring as Cowboys plan to release him Tuesday

  One of the biggest questions of the offseason has finally been answered: After 14 seasons in Dallas, and with speculation approaching that quarterback Tony Romo would be traded or launched to continue his NFL career, the quarterback will retire, According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, who also reports that the Cowboys were ready to release Romo on Tuesday.

Tony Romo reportedly retiring as Cowboys plan to release him Tuesday

Tony Romo reportedly retiring as Cowboys plan to release him Tuesday                                                                      Instead, Romo, 36, is supposed to go to broadcasting. Through Schefter, Romo has received the interest of “CBS, Fox and NBC, and you can choose to be a color commentator wherever you want.”
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 his best players from Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and rookie Ezekiel Elliott. A preseason back injury changed all that – and the career path of Romo’s NFL career. He spent the season watching Dak Prescott move from the fourth round to the face of the franchise, taking Dallas to 13 wins, the NFC East title and the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Schefter reports that Romo could solidify his life after football plans as early as Tuesday but that his decision to stop playing football has been made. That decision was based in part on valuing health and family at this time of his trip to the NFL, a few weeks before turning 37. It took several weeks to reach this conclusion and Romo already informed the owner and general manager of the Cowboys, Jerry Jones, who said seven days ago that the deadline to negotiate Romo was training camp. That point is now debatable.
In the weeks and months since the Romo Hype Train began to gain steam, the thought was that the four-time Pro Bowler would follow the path marked by Peyton Manning five years ago, when he was freed by the Colts, signed with the Broncos, and eventually Took that team to a Lombardi Trophy. With Manning retired and youth and inexperience in the position, the Broncos were thought to be in Romo’s career, as were the Texans, a team that could only withstand one year of the Brock Osweiler Experiment before sending it and A second-round pick to the Browns.
But the start of free agency came and went, and Romo remained in the Cowboys with no sign of progress in sight. Jones was reported to have sensed foot drag personally, though Jones denies it. Either way, it’s Jones’s words since early March, when he was arguing that he and Romo had an understanding that the quarterback would not sign with rivals Redskins, who have proven to be more prophetic, albeit accidentally.
“What I am saying is that I do not know how, with what we will end – whether it will be an exchange, whether it will be a launch, or it will not be,” Jones said at the time. “I do not know at the moment, all scenarios have been well thought out and considered, now we just have to see where reality is.”
For Dallas, that reality is in Prescott. For Romo, it is with his family.
And while Romo is leaving, Jones – one of Romo’s biggest supporters – will not soon forget what he did for the organization.

Tony Romo reportedly retiring as Cowboys plan to release him Tuesday

“I feel very fortunate to be where we are as a team and to have the team and to have Dak,” Jones said last month. “I feel very lucky, but a lot of what this team is about, I thought Tony would have been the benefactor on a personal basis.” When I looked at our relationship, for all the right reasons it was winning and winning big, winning a Super Bowl. We might not have the decisions we made on the offensive line if we had not been so focused on protecting Tony, and then having the game running. ”
Of course, never say never. Although he will not be on an NFL roster, Romo will remain one of the best players in the league. Which, technically, means that it’s just a phone call …

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