Tony Romo on Why He Didn’t End up with the Houston Texans



Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made his departure from the NFL official Tuesday when he announced his decision to join CBS in the broadcast booth. Shortly there after, Romo and CBS held a conference call with several media members to discuss his decision as well as his future in the media industry.

Romo made it clear he was committed to his new broadcasting role.


“I’m making the decision to go to CBS because I am choosing CBS over playing football… That’s the decision I want to make.  Not because I’m being forced to… I’m excited about this.  It’s going to be great, and hopefully I’m good enough to do this for a really long time,” he said.

“If I’m not very good, I can tell you I won’t be sleeping very well.”

One burning question, on the minds of many, was whether or not Romo was close to joining the Houston Texans at any point.

“Houston was at the top of the list of teams that I looked at,” he said.

He also stated that multiple other teams were very interested in filling their quarterback void with him, but declined to name them.

“I went and studied teams that I thought I would play for and Houston was at the top of the list, and what I found is that there are a couple of things that make them very good,” Romo said.

“I think they have some incredibly gifted football players. I think that’s what made it tough.”


Regarding the Cowboys organization with which he played his entire career, Romo doesn’t seem to have any hard feelings towards the ownership.

“I’ve never had a better boss, owner or mentor than Jerry Jones.  I’d be remiss if I went through this entire conversation and never mentioned how much he’s meant to me and how much he’ll mean to me going forward because he’ll always be in my life, and I’ll always be in his.”

Expect to see Romo in the broadcast business for the foreseeable future, as it will take a major offer for him to get back into the league in any capacity.

Crissy Froyd is a current student residing in Spring,Texas. She currently covers sports for The Bank, USA TODAY – Titans Wire and the Fansided Network. Her work has also been featured on and Yahoo! Sports. Crissy is enrolled at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is majoring in Mass Communications. Find her on Twitter @crissy_froyd.

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