Tony Romo has found himself a new home. Not Texas, not Denver, rather he will join the CBS broadcast team. With CBS, Romo will replace Phil Simms as the No. 1 color commentator for the NFL, alongside Jim Nantz.
— Tony Romo (@tonyromo) April 4, 2017
“Going from one legendary team to another as I begin the next phase of my career is a dream come true,” said Romo.
“I have always known that once my playing career was over I wanted to become a broadcaster. I am ecstatic for the opportunity to work with Jim as I learn the craft and convey to fans my passion for this great game.”
Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones states: “Tony has been a wonderful representative of the Cowboys organization for 14 years, and he left everything he had on the field. He will leave us with many great memories and a legacy of being, truly, one of the greatest players in Cowboys history. We are thrilled for him and his family that he will be able to continue working as a professional in the game he so dearly loves. He is a young man who is just getting started on a long journey in life. All the best my friend.”
“Tony has been one of the NFL’s biggest stars for the past decade, and we are thrilled to welcome him to CBS Sports,” states CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus.
“He will bring the same passion, enthusiasm and knowledge that he displayed on the field to the broadcast booth. He brings a fresh and insightful perspective to our viewers having just stepped off the field. We know Tony will quickly develop into a terrific analyst, and alongside Jim Nantz, will become a must-listen for fans each week.”
Romo’s decision to retire came down to his health, and spending more time with his family. With Romo retiring, he now will have ample time to spend with his family while maintaining a healthy body. Best of luck in the booth Tony.