Report: Tony Romo to Retire From the NFL for Broadcasting Job
FOX NEWS ALERT: Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo leaving football to pursue a broadcast career pic.twitter.com/typXCgpIdB
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is retiring from the National Football League and going into broadcasting, ESPN reported Tuesday morning.
Turning 37 years old on April 21, Romo's decision came down to his health, sources told ESPN.
Romo, who lost his starting spot last year to rookie sensation Dak Prescott, will get to spend more time with his family while still retaining a strong connection to the game he loves.
Romo has received interest from CBS, Fox and NBC, and can choose to be a color commentator where he wants.
Romo signed with the Cowboys in 2003 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Eastern Illinois University.
Romo will retire with a career record of 78-49. His 34,183 passing yards and 248 touchdown passes are the most in Cowboys history.
— NFL (@NFL) April 4, 2017