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It looks as if CBS will win the Tony Romo sweepstakes with an offer that was just too good to pass up.
According to Sports Business Journal, Romo will join CBS and be paired with Jim Nantz as part of the network’s No. 1 NFL broadcast crew. Romo will be replacing former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms.
Adam Schefter of ESPN echoed the report, adding that an announcement was expected Tuesday.
It has long been accepted that Romo would become a network analyst once his playing days were over. So when it was reported Tuesday that Romo was going to retire from the Dallas Cowboys rather than extend his career with another team, speculation immediately turned to which network would land the budding television star.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that part of the appeal of working with CBS for Romo, a scratch golfer, was that he could also be able to work as an analyst during the network’s golf coverage.
Schefter reports that Romo will not work as a golf analyst immediately, saying it could happen “down the line.” According to Schefter, Romo wants to “focus on football” for now.
One notable aspect of the decision to join CBS is that it primarily covers AFC games. That means there will be fewer opportunities for Romo to cover Cowboys games from the booth.