Romo lost his job last season after suffering a broken bone in his back during the preseason. Dak Prescott came in, and led the Cowboys to a 12-4 record as one of the NFL’s most exciting teams last season.
Yet after his retirement, Romo was able to pull a Dak and stepped in to immediately replace Phil Simms in the broadcast booth at CBS. Sure, it’s not how Romo envisioned his career ending, but he sounds like he’s opened up to it and is ready for the opportunity.
I’m pretty happy and excited about the opportunity that was presented to me, Romo said. I got coach [CBS play-by-play man] Jim Nantz teaching me all the tricks of the trade that I’m going to be behind on, but I’m improving fast. I’m excited about it. It gives me a chance to compete, get better and improve. I get to be passionate about the game, hopefully teach a little bit, hopefully make it a little bit entertaining along the way. It’s going to be fun.
Romo was one of the most criticized quarterbacks during his career. That’s likely going to carry over into the broadcast booth.
Even though Romo claims he’s done, there’s no telling what goes on in his mind. If he’s half as indecisive as Brett Favre was, this isn’t over.
In one of the more under-the-radar free agent signings, the Dolphins have signed a potential starting cornerback in Alterraun Verner, the team announced Tuesday.
Verner, released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the final year of his four-year, $25.75 million contract, hasn’t quite lived up to the money he signed for but has still been a fairly steady cover man in his own right. With seven years pro under his belt at age 28, Verner has experience that many big names on the free agency market this offseason simply could not offer.