So much for those trade rumors. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to retire from football and go into broadcasting, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer.
The Cowboys were expected to release Romo on Tuesday. The quarterback had recently been the subject of trade rumors involving the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, two of the Patriots’ biggest AFC rivals. He has already informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of his decision to retire.
In the broadcasting world, Romo has drawn interest from CBS, FOX, and NBC to be a color commentator. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted last Wednesday that Romo could be replacing Phil Simms as a color commentator for NFL broadcasts on CBS.
CBS Sports says his decision could come as early as today.