The Dallas Cowboys quarterback drama that dominated the news for much of the 2016 football season is likely soon to be over. Former Mississppi State QB Dak Prescott is in as the permanent Cowboys starter, and Tony Romo may be out of football completely.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Romo plans to leave the NFL altogether to begin a career in broadcasting. It has been confirmed that Romo will work for CBS next football season, calling games alongside Jim Nantz on the network’s top broadcasting team. He replaces Phil Simms in that role and is in line to call the Super Bowl next season.
The surprising news comes in the midst of a drama that has lasted several months into the offseason, with fans and media alike trying to predict Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ next move with two quality NFL quarterbacks on his roster and space to play just one.
Schefter reports that the Cowboys are finally planning to release Romo on Tuesday after holding him through the first stretch of the offseason, but he says that decision isn’t likely to sway Romo’s choice to leave the game.
Romo, who suffered a back injury that forced him to miss most of the 2016 season, was considered a top choice to play quarterback for the Denver Broncos or Houston Texans this season.
Prescott now has the Cowboys job all on his own coming off a Rookie of the Year performance that helped Dallas to a NFC East title and a 13-3 record last season.