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Cowboys QB Tony Romo Retires Heads to CBS

There are a lot of broken hearts in Houston as Tony Romo will not swoop in to save the day for the Texans.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback assessed his options and decided that it was time hang up the pads and cleats.

After months of speculation about trades, releases, workouts and more, Romo is headed to the broadcast booth according to multiple reports.

Romo has decided to retire in lieu of pushing forward with another NFL season. `Over the last four seasons, it became almost impossible for Romo to play a full slate of games after breaking multiple collarbones and suffering herniated discs in his back.

According to the Associated Press, Romo is hooking up with CBS to replace lead analyst Phil Simms during contests.

Word has yet to surface on where Simms is heading next.

In the meantime, the snarky wit that Dallas fans came to love will be on display for the nation.

It’s going to be odd listening to Romo call the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving game after all this time, but it is what it is.

The Cowboys are going to designate him as a post-June 1st release to ease their cap burden and according to ESPN, after that all bets are off.

“Romo is now every team’s emergency backup QB in case your starter gets hurt” and that those teams would have to “pay him to come out of ‘retirement,” an NFL executive said to the network.

With the injuries, his love for Dallas and his opportunity to go play all of the golf that he wants and get paid to talk shop on the air, its probably going to take a lot to talk a rich man out of such a decision.

Now, let the talk begin about whether or not he is Hall of Fame worthy.  Salute will certainly contribute to that discussion later today as his legacy merits discussion.

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