Tony Romo Released by Dallas Cowboys, Becomes #1 Analyst at CBS

Tony Romo Released by Dallas Cowboys, Becomes #1 Analyst at CBS

Tony Romo Released by Dallas Cowboys, Becomes #1 Analyst at CBS

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The Dallas Cowboys have officially released quarterback Tony Romo, who will become the lead NFL analyst for CBS, it was announced Tuesday.

“We wish Tony and his family nothing but the best,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. “As an organization, we did what he asked us to do in terms of his release, and we wanted to do what was ultimately in his best interest and in the best interest of his family.”

With CBS, Romo will become the No. 1 color commentator — replacing former NFL quarterback Phil Simms — alongside play-by-play veteran Jim Nantz. He also had interest from Fox and NBC.

Accomplished Sportscaster Bonnie Bernstein, had some choice words about CBS’s decision.  She didn’t say Romo couldn’t do it, but to be in the #1 analyst position with no prior experience is not how jobs usually work.