The Tony Romo era in Dallas is officially over. Here are nine thoughts to consider as the Dallas Cowboys march forward without number nine.
Last Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys announced they were releasing longtime starting quarterback Tony Romo, at the player’s own request. Romo subsequently announced his retirement from the NFL after 14 years under center for America’s Team and declared his intentions to begin a career in television.
Now that we’ve all had an entire week to let the shocking news soak in, let’s get right into nine final thoughts I have about the exit of number nine.
1. Tony Romo will not change his jersey from number nine to number four.
He won’t pull a Brett Favre. And by Brett Favre, I mean retire, comeback and play for two more teams.
I genuinely believe Romo loves the Cowboys too much, more than any fan could ever know. So no, I don’t seem him slipping over to the New York Jets, then suiting up the burgundy and gold in Washington D.C.
Won’t happen. Mark my words.
But will Mr. CBS return to the NFL? Yeah, I can see that, but only if the Cowboys give him a call. More on that later, so keep your eyeballs on this page.
2. The Tony Romo flight path wasn’t what I expected.
Okay, we all knew Romo was smart and articulate. I wasn’t surprised that networks were inquiring about his interests in the broadcasting sector.
Personally, I just thought that the CBS or Fox or ESPN gig thing was later. Don’t get me wrong: I’m happy for Romo. CBS believes he has first-round talent in the broadcasting booth. Frankly, I don’t disagree.
Maybe this is a little selfish of me, but I saw Romo’s story arc curve as follows:
a) The underrated, boy wonder retires and accepts a coaching gig with the Dallas Cowboys. He moves from quarterbacks coach to head coach, and ends up with multiple Super Bowl rings.
b) Romo bounces to the Denver Broncos or Houston Texans for the 2017 season. He discovers the Peyton Manning tonic, wins a trophy by 2018, thus, destroys the Internet all together.