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Cowboys QB Tony Romo Decides to Retire; Will Go After Broadcasting Career

The NFL world is in shock today, as Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has decided his health is more important than moving on and playing for another team, deciding to walk away from the NFL.

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Romo’s time on the sideline was enough for him to think long and hard about playing again, and it was enough for him to decide to retire.

ESPN is reporting that the Cowboys will release Romo today.

Romo has received interest from CBS, Fox and NBC, and can choose to be a color commentator where he wants. That move could come as early as Tuesday, sources said.

But the decision to leave football already has been made. His run as the Cowboys’ quarterback — and an NFL player — officially ends Tuesday.

Romo already has informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of his decision to step away from the game for now, sources said. The networks courting him also are aware.

Dak Prescott stepped in for an injured Romo last season, and led the Cowboys to the number one seed in the NFC before they lost to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.

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