Okay, football fans! We are just a little over three weeks away from the 2017 NFL Draft held in Philadelphia, Pensylvania. But, before that can happen there is some free agency news to cover. According to ESPN NFL Adam Schefter, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Tony Romo has decided to make a career change.
On the heels of the Dallas Cowboys releasing Romo today, Romo is trading the gridiron for the broadcasting booth. Networks like CBS, Fox, ESPN, and Fox who have shown interest in the quarterback.
As Tony Romo, the football player has come to an end, let’s look back at the ups and down of his NFL career. In April of 2003, the NFL was holding the 2003 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, City, Tony Romo was watching from with his family in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, during the weekend of the draft, Romo was not drafted by any NFL team. But, shortly before the season kicked off, the Dallas Cowboys signed him as a undrafted free agent.
Once in Dallas, then head coach Bill Parcells would sit Romo for the three seasons. Then on October 23, 2006, in week 7 of the 2006 NFL season, Parcells would bench starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe and inserted Tony Romo. Even though the Cowboys lost that game against the division rival New York Giants, the Cowboys would start him the following week on the road against the Carolina Panthers. Then on January 6, 2007, in a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Romo dropped the ball he was holding during field goal attempt. It crushed all Cowboys fans around the world. Including me. Then one year later in a Playoff game at home against the Giants, an Interception cost them a Super Bowl title.
However, in September of 2011, the injuries began. On August 2016, in a preseason game against the Seahawks, Tony Romo went down with yet another back injury. He would not play another down until news years day against the Eagles in week 17. During that game, Romo came in for one play, where he threw a touchdown to his friend and training camp roommate Jason Whitten.
Romo is living the Cowboys and NFL by having stats that surpass Cowboys legends, Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.
UPDATE: According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Tony Romo will replace Phil Sims in the broadcast booth. That’s right, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will be the #1 team at CBS Sports
Congratulations on an impressive career.
Written by Christopher Mabry
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