The Tony Romo era is over for the Dallas Cowboys organization. Romo will retire from the National Football League and pursue a career in broadcasting, sources confirmed to WFAA Tuesday morning.
He will not wear the Star on his helmet anymore.
At the beginning, he was the hot shot backup quarterback that everyone loved. The replacement for an aging Drew Bledsoe, and the gunslinger with the patented roll-away-from-pressure move that left defenders clueless, who pushed a young mid-'00s Cowboys team to the playoffs for the first time in three years.
He was, legitimately, very productive.
Fans remember and love Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman.
Danny White and Don Meredith are the 'oh yeah' guys.
But that narrative has always been overplayed. Look at the real numbers -- Romo was routinely excellent in the fourth quarter, and won a lot of games for this franchise that, frankly, they had no business winning.
Tony Romo was good. Really good. But never quite good enough to win a Super Bowl.
Now it's Dak's turn to try.
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