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Tony Romo To Retire From Football To Pursue Broadcasting Career

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The speculation is over, - Tony Romo will retire as a Cowboy.

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Tony Romo has will retire from the Dallas Cowboys on the 4th day of the 4th month of the year 2017. Romo found his way to Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He leaves Dallas as the career leader in passing touchdowns and passing yards, games with over 300 passing yards, most fourth quarter comebacks and consecutive games with a touchdown pass. While his reputation outside of Dallas is marred by a few debacles, he will remain a fan-favorite in Dallas for years to come.

As has been chronicled over the last few months, the Dallas Cowboys attempted to make a Romo-friendly trade to a contender but were unable to. With multiple lucrative and appealing broadcasting gigs available at Fox, CBS and NBC, Tony Romo has decided to walk away from the game he's dedicated his entire life to.

For Cowboys Nation, what remains to be seen is which network Romo joins, how often he covers the Cowboys and what he brings in terms of experience, intelligence and bias, if any, to his beloved Boys. Will he join Troy Aikman and cover the afternoon game on Fox, or will he join Jim Nantz and cover the afternoon games on CBS? Either way, there will be plenty of opportunity to cover Cowboys games. While the Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth duo is productive, will NBC gamble and shake things up by bringing Romo on board?

Regardless of where Romo ends up, this move allows his to spend time with his family, preserve his body and still remain intimately involved in the National Football League. Cowboys fans can now officially say goodbye to a player who was the face of the franchise for over a decade.

Thanks for the memories, Tony, cheers on a one hell of a career!