DALLAS (AP) - A person with knowledge of the decision says Tony Romo is replacing analyst Phil Simms on the top NFL broadcasting team for CBS after choosing retirement over playing for a team other than the Dallas Cowboys.
Romo, who will be paired with Jim Nantz, considered multiple networks' offers along with whether he wanted to pursue a Super Bowl elsewhere after losing the starting job in Dallas last season, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because Romo hasn't discussed his plans publicly. A CBS spokeswoman did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
The departure of the all-time passing leader from the storied franchise has been expected since November when Romo conceded the job to rookie Dak Prescott after missing 10 weeks with a back injury.
The Cowboys were in the middle of a franchise record 11-game winning streak when Romo returned from the injury.
Around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Romo alluded to the fact he will be the newest CBS broadcaster with a tweet saying, “I guess it’s time to start dressing up.”
He also attached a picture to the tweet of him wearing a CBS sports coat.
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