Presented straight from The Star in Frisco ... The Dallas Cowboys' official press release on the release of long-time quarterback Tony Romo ... unedited ... Oh, and his CBS comment and tweet, too ... Dig in:
“When you think about the NFL, two of the most iconic brands are the Dallas Cowboys and CBS Sports,” Romo said in a CBS press release. “Going from one legendary team to another as I begin the next phase of my career is a dream come true. I have always known that once my playing career was over I wanted to become a broadcaster. I am ecstatic for the opportunity to work with Jim (Nantz) as I learn the craft and convey to fans my passion for this great game.”
For Immediate Release April 4, 2017
DALLAS COWBOYS RELEASE TONY ROMO
The Dallas Cowboys released quarterback Tony Romo on Tuesday. The release came at the request of Romo who will retire from the NFL and pursue a career in broadcasting.
Statement from Jerry Jones: “We wish Tony and his family nothing but the best. As an organization, we did what he asked us to do in terms of his release, and we wanted to do what was ultimately in his best interest and in the best interest of his family. “Tony has been a wonderful representative of the Cowboys organization for 14 years, and he left everything he had on the field. He will leave us with many great memories and a legacy of being, truly, one of the greatest players in Cowboys history. We are thrilled for him and his family that he will be able to continue working as a professional in the game he so dearly loves. “He is a young man who is just getting started on a long journey in life. All the best my friend.”
Statement from Jason Garrett: “Tony Romo has a unique combination of athletic ability, arm talent, vision, and instincts for the game. What separates Tony from many other players, however, is a rare competitive spirit. Tony loves to play. Tony loves to compete. The best ones always do. In practice. During games. On the field. Off the field. Tony competes to the end in everything that he does. “That relentless spirit that Tony plays with is contagious. He makes his teammates better. He makes his coaches better. He makes his team better. He has grown so much as a player and as a person over the course of his career and has made a significant impact on the lives of so many. I consider myself fortunate to be at the top of that list. It has been one of the great privileges of my life to work with Tony Romo, one of the greatest players in Dallas Cowboys history.”
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