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CBS Targeting Tony Romo As Possible Replacement To Phil Simms

Update:

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that CBS is targeting Cowboys QB Tony Romo as a potential replacement for Phil Simms in the booth with Jim Nance.

This is the top job for in regards to the CBS broadcasting team and could be a very attractive opportunity for Romo.

As of now, it remains to be seen whether Romo will pursue another job with an NFL team and move on and join either CBS or FOX.

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Adam Schefter reports that CBS is making a “strong push” to hire Cowboys QB Tony Romo for their NFL coverage.

Schefter previously reported that Fox Sports would like to replace John Lynch, who is now the 49ers’ GM, with Romo, but there are other networks interested in him as well. According to Schefter, Romo’s goal remains to play this season.

Some have wondered if retirement could be a serious consideration for Romo, given the injuries he’s dealt with in recent years and the fact that he would have to move on to a new team to keep playing.

Plus, reports have said for some time now that Romo had interest from TV networks, so this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.

Trade rumors have connected Romo to the Broncos and Texans since free agency officially opened, but reports have since downplayed any interest from these two teams in regards to a Romo trade. The Cowboys appear to be waiting everyone out to see if someone steps up and offers them a draft pick for Romo.  which implies that the Cowboys are trying to drum up some trade interest before they’re forced to designate him as a post-June 1 release.

However, Romo’s desire to continue his NFL career apparently hasn’t impacted the level of interest from TV networks in adding him to their coverage for the 2017 season.

Romo, 36, is entering the fourth year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $14 million (2017), $19.5 million (2018) and $20.5 million (2019).

In 2016, Romo appeared in one game and completed three of four passing attempts for 29 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys.

We’ll have more regarding Romo as the news is available.

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