According to several sources around the National Football League, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo plans to retire and go into broadcasting games.

The report comes days after several people ‘in the know’ stated that Romo had been offered contracts from multiple television studios. The biggest contract he was reportedly offered was to take over for Phil Simms at CBS, a job that is viewed as one of the most prestigious in all of sports casting alongside Jim Nantz.

No Romo for Denver or Houston

Since free agency began, the talk had been which team would sign the soon-to-be 37 year old Romo once Jerry Jones released him.

The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans had emerged as the front-runners, but neither team had any interest in Romo’s current deal or a trade. The idea was that Jones would have to release Romo, take the salary cap hit, and then one of those two teams would sign him. The process would have certainly created a bidding war between the two teams. The Texans felt so confident in their chances they traded quarterback Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns for virtually nothing in an attempt to clear cap space. Houston will now face the dilemma of not knowing who their starter is.

Jerry Jones dodged a major bullet

With Romo retiring, Jerry Jones has to figure he dodged a major bullet in not having to take on all the dead money ($19.6 million) Romo’s contract would have brought his franchise.

For the record, Romo earned over $127 million in 14 seasons after being sign as an undrafted free agent for a poultry $10,000 signing bonus coming out of college.

Romo will leave behind a legacy of unbelievable numbers, but hardly any success past the regular season. For his career, he has a completion percentage of 65.3, passed for 34,183 yards with 248 touchdowns, 117 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 97.1 in 127 starts.

In the twenty games that Romo played against the Redskins, his Cowboys teams went 11-9. In those games Romo completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 3,007 yards and 27 touchdowns with 16 interceptions.

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