The Tony Romo era is over. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback is reportedly set to retire and go into broadcasting, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer. The ESPN report said his decision came down to his health.
Romo has received interest from CBS, FOX and NBC, and can choose to be a color commentator where he wants, a move that could come as early as Tuesday, per sources.
Dallas is expected to see salary cap relief by designating Romo a post-June 1 release.
Dallas is expected to designate Romo a post-June 1 release, softening the blow against the Cowboys' cap this season. Instead of counting $24.7 million in 2017, Romo would count $10.7 million this year and $8.9 million in 2018. The Cowboys would gain $14 million in cap space, but it would not become available until June 2. But after Tuesday, Romo will no longer be with the Cowboys.