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#21 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:20 AM

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Cowboys QB Tony Romo set to retire from football, poised to pursue career in broadcasting http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000797371/article/dallas-cowboys-quarterback-tony-romo-set-to-retire

 

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#22 GunnerBill

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:23 AM

My opinion is that he always only wanted to go to Denver and once it became clear that they were not really interested he decided to hang them up.  I never really thought he would end up in Houston.  



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:32 AM

Whaley asleep at the wheel again. Ugh.



#24 DriveFor1Outta5

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:36 AM

My opinion is that he always only wanted to go to Denver and once it became clear that they were not really interested he decided to hang them up.  I never really thought he would end up in Houston.  

I actually thought that the dome in Houston would be a better place for Romo than Denver. Obviously it doesn't mean he saw it that way.

#25 HappyDays

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:40 AM

Whaley asleep at the wheel again. Ugh.


I can't tell if this is sarcasm

#26 wppete

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:40 AM

Awesome for Romo. Great QB but his body just can't stay healthy. He's probably going to cash in big time and should be great on TV.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:44 AM

if i had to listen to rex ryan and tony romo at the same time i would have to kick my girlfriends cat.  i don't have a girlfriend or a cat.

 

Sounds like you best get busy then. 

 



#28 papazoid

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:48 AM

why retire ?.....won;t romo owe or have to pay back some bonus money ?

 

just wait til they release you



#29 PromoTheRobot

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:32 AM

I can't tell if this is sarcasm


If you can't tell, you hate Whaley.

#30 Virgil

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:32 AM

Not buying it

#31 Mark80

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:44 AM

Guess he wants to be able to walk in 10 years.  Smart.



#32 Chuck Wagon

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:49 AM

why retire ?.....won;t romo owe or have to pay back some bonus money ?

 

just wait til they release you

 

 

That's what is happening.  The Cowboys are going to release him and then he's going to retire.

 

 

 

Broadcasting is the way to go for him, all the networks want him right now, Gruden is making $6.5 mil with ESPN, Romo could very likely land around $5 mil to work ~20 games a year, play all the golf he wants and never take another hit.  



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:53 AM

Please go to CBS ,so we don't have to hear Phil Simms as often.


Edited by boco357, 04 April 2017 - 08:53 AM.


#34 TheFunPolice

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:54 AM

The guy broke bones in his back...

 

He's got all the $$ in the world and once you're a broadcaster you never lose a game and everyone loves you AND you make millions and work a few days a week for 1/3 of the year.

 

Where's the downside?



#35 FreddieJizzle22

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:55 AM

I'm so happy he made this decision.  Putting his health first....I wish you all the best Tony.



#36 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:03 AM

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Source: Tony Romo is "retiring" from football to pursue broadcasting, BUT if Cowboys ever REALLY needed him, he'd consider coming back.



#37 dneveu

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:13 AM

why retire ?.....won;t romo owe or have to pay back some bonus money ?

 

just wait til they release you

 

They're going to release him - they can do a post June and get some cap space back for 2017.



#38 Chuck Wagon

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:29 AM

Please go to CBS ,so we don't have to hear Phil Simms as often.

 

 

Few things would make me happier than seeing Simms demoted.  I think Simms and Aikman are both terrible (but Simms much more so), they are in their jobs because of who they were on the field, but no one under 35 really remembers much of Simms career.



#39 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:29 AM

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.@tonyromo has the highest career passer rating (97.1) of any quarterback that has not won a Super Bowl as a starter

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#40 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:11 AM

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Per @sbjsbd, Tony Romo will not just land with CBS in 2017, but also replace Phil Simms as its No. 1 color guy.


@RapSheet

The CBS job was the most attractive to Tony Romo — being in the No. 1 booth and doing golf. In his mind, not a tough call.