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Tony Romo | Quarterback | #9

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
College: Eastern Illinois
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Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo has yet to file his retirement papers and doesn't have any immediate plans to do so.
Until he does, there will continue to be speculation about Romo's plans. He's committed himself to CBS Sports as a color man next to Jim Nantz, but Romo's heart still seems to be in the game as a player. It'll be interesting to see if he's able to be lured back to the game when teams start hitting the field for preseason action. Romo is free to sign with any team since he was released. Apr 12 - 11:37 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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MMQB's Peter King believes the door is "still three percent open" for retired Tony Romo to return to football.

"He misses it," King wrote. "He will miss it in August." King did a podcast with Romo last summer and believes the "passion and excitement" for playing still runs deep in Romo. Per King, the Texans were serious about Romo once he was granted his release by Dallas, but the Broncos were never really interested.
Source: MMQB
Apr 5 - 10:41 AM

Ex-Cowboys QB Tony Romo says he's "99 percent" retired, but admitted he would "never say never" to returning.

"Do I envision coming back and playing football?," Romo asked rhetorically. "Absolutely not. I'm committed to CBS." Romo also acknowledged teams will call him this season. Despite the mostly strong words, Romo refused time and again to say he was 100 percent retired. CBS' new lead analyst turns 37 in 17 days.
Apr 4 - 5:00 PM

Retired Cowboys QB Tony Romo has officially accepted CBS' lead analyst job.

Romo will immediately slide in opposite Jim Nantz, replacing a much-maligned Phil Simms. Romo obviously has zero television experience, but Simms' Sunday broadcasting career began in similar fashion with NBC. It was unclear if Romo would call games on both Thursdays and Sundays, but it appears that will indeed be the case. Simms' role going forward is to be determined.
Apr 4 - 3:04 PM

Cowboys released QB Tony Romo.

He's been designated a post-June 1 release, allowing the Cowboys to spread out his cap hit. He will count $10.7 million against the 2017 cap and $8.9 million in 2018. Although Romo is reportedly going into broadcasting, the move officially frees him to sign with any team if he decides to come back. Even if he's sitting alongside Jim Nantz in September, Romo will get calls.
Apr 4 - 1:49 PM

Sports Business Daily's John Ourand reports Tony Romo has a verbal agreement in place to join CBS Sports as the network's No. 1 game analyst.

Romo will reportedly replace Phil Simms as the color pair for Jim Nantz, although Ourand reports he does not want to call both Thursday night and Sunday games right off the bat. The NFL has made it clear networks must use their top team for the TNF broadcasts, a stipulation which prevented Mike Tirico from replacing Al Michaels full time on Thursday nights last season. Romo also had an offer from FOX Sports to replace John Lynch on the No. 2 team, but he did not want to wait behind Troy Aikman for the top spot. There is little chance CBS would be willing to offer Romo this kind of opportunity without assurances he is truly putting his NFL career behind him, which suggests his retirement is likely to stick.
Apr 4 - 11:14 AM

Tony Romo will retire after 13 seasons in the NFL.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dallas planned to release Romo on Tuesday, but the quarterback is choosing broadcasting over continuing his career on the field. If he waits to officially retire until June 2, the Cowboys will still be able to spread Romo's cap hit over the next two seasons like they would if they made him a post-June 1 cut. Assuming he is really done, Romo will finish his career with 34,183 passing yards (29th All-Time), 248 passing touchdowns (21st), a 65.3-percent completion rate (5th), and a 97.1 passer rating (4th). While his resume is marred by a lack of postseason success, Romo was one of the best quarterbacks of his generation and should receive serious Hall of Fame consideration.
Apr 4 - 8:27 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports neither the Broncos nor Texans will trade for Tony Romo.

The Cowboys have given Romo permission to speak with other teams in an effort to drum up trade interest, but both Denver and Houston are holding their ground. Dallas is doing everything they can to get something in return for Romo, but they are going to be forced to release him unless a surprise team enters the picture.
Apr 3 - 7:11 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reports the Cowboys have given Tony Romo permission to speak with other teams.

Supposedly the talks must be "limited to conversations concerning (Romo's) 2017-19 NFL player contract," but the Cowboys are essentially granting Romo free agent rights, allowing him to make visits and take physicals. It's the Cowboys' last-ditch effort at facilitating a trade. Romo's release, sometime in the next few weeks, remains the most likely outcome.
Apr 3 - 3:03 PM

Joel Corry of CBS Sports considers April 17 a "logical ending point" for the Tony Romo saga.

That's when the Cowboys begin offseason workouts. It would be uncomfortable for all parties if Romo were still on the team at that point. If it came to that, Romo would have to show up or risk having his salary reduced by $500,000. At the very latest, the Cowboys could wait until after the draft to cut bait on Romo. Owner Jerry Jones previously mentioned training camp as the deadline for a decision, but we're guessing Romo will be gone long before then.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 31 - 2:03 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said his deadline for a Tony Romo decision is training camp.

Jones is trying to increase Romo's trade leverage by making it appear the team is in no hurry. Were the deadline actually camp, Romo would be extremely far behind with whatever team he ends up with. For all involved, the Cowboys need to bring the situation to a head no later than draft week. For what it's worth, when asked if Romo was considering retirement, Jones said the quarterback "has options." Romo has reportedly drawn broadcasting interest from FOX and CBS.
Mar 28 - 7:50 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett offered a non-update on Tony Romo's status with the team.

Garrett said the sides were "working through" the situation, and that "nothing has really changed since the end of the season." Garrett said Romo and owner Jerry Jones are the point men on the quarterback's future. The coach answered "that's not a question for me" when asked if he thought Romo might be considering retirement.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 28 - 6:58 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Tony Romo "is a non-issue."

"We haven't had one meeting about Romo," Joseph added. Considering John Elway said the Broncos have no "intent" to pursue Romo even if he is released, it is pretty clear Denver wants to put this situation to bed. It looks like it is Texans or retirement for Romo at this point.
Mar 28 - 10:36 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the saga surrounding Tony Romo "isn't ending any time soon."

RapSheet reports the Cowboys could keep Romo on the roster even once the draft is over. Since there is no financial deadline to release Romo, it makes sense for Dallas to hold the quarterback through the draft in an effort to call the Texans' bluff, but keeping him on the roster once the offseason program begins could lead to an uncomfortable situation. With the Broncos seemingly out of the running and the Texans looking unlikely to blink, release remains the most likely outcome.
Mar 27 - 6:35 PM

The Denver Channel's Troy Renck believes the Broncos "haven’t closed the door" on Tony Romo.

A previous report suggested it’s the Texans or retirement for Romo. The Broncos aren’t going to trade Dallas anything, but aren’t ruling out signing Romo if/when he becomes a free agent. Houston remains Romo's most likely landing spot.
Mar 24 - 7:11 PM

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