4:43 PM: Straight to Prime time: Romo tells reporters his retirement had nothing to do with the Texans and everything to do with a deal he reached with CBS late Monday night. Ironically year after next Romo could reach the Superbowl as an analyst when the network carries the game next.

2:35 PM UPDATE: The Cowboys announced that Tony Romo has officially been released from the team.

About four weeks ago when I first wrote about no more Tony Romo (Nomo Romo?) with the Dallas Cowboys the league brains and prognosticators figured the QB would eventually wind up in Houston or Denver.

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No one seriously considered he would go straight from Irving to the Broadcast Booth.  But as of this morning that's apparently what's shaking out.  According to a report on ESPN un-named sources (usually a heads up for fake news) have indicated that the Cowboys will release Romo today, and that he has already reached a 'verbal' agreement with CBS to be its top color guy, replacing Phil Simms who worked alongside Jim Nantz.  Romo will be 37 years old on opening weekend this year.


If the 'un-named' source rumors hold true, and all this takes place then Tony Romo will likely never play another down of football again, for Houston or Denver and will likely be on the Super Bowl broadcast the year after next when hopefully Dak will be going for a 'repeat'!