Report: Tony Romo retiring from the NFL to go into broadcasting

Quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys attempts his first pass of the season as Vinny Curry of the Philadelphia Eagles closes in during the second quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys have been preparing to release Tony Romo at some point, but he’s made a decision of his own. According to FOX Sports and multiple reports, Romo is retiring from the NFL to pursue a career in broadcasting.

It was clear that Romo’s tenure with the Cowboys was coming to an end, considering Dak Prescott had taken a strong grip of the starting job. Dallas attempted to trade him, but with no potential suitors, a release was inevitable.

He finishes his career with 34,183 yards, 248 touchdown passes, 117 interceptions and a passer rating of 97.1. He’s also the Cowboys’ all-time leader in touchdowns, completion percentage, yards per attempt and passer rating. As an undrafted quarterback, those are tremendous numbers.

Romo’s decision to step away from the game likely comes as a result of his health. He missed just about all of 2016 due to a back injury suffered in August. In 2015, he played just four games, suffering multiple injuries to his collarbone.

The last time he was healthy, though, he was one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. in 2014, his fourth Pro Bowl season, he led the league with a completion rate of 69.9 percent with 34 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.

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