Tony Romo Reportedly Receiving Interest as Analyst for Fox Sports

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys waves to a fan before the start of the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 27-13. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Tony Romo is reportedly drawing interest from the NFL's television broadcast partners should he decide to retire this offseason. 

Adam Schefter‏ of ESPN passed along word Friday that Fox Sports leads the group of potential landing spots. The report also noted Romo is still focused on playing, at least for now.

Todd Archer and Schefter reported Wednesday the team was expected to release the 36-year-old by the opening of free agency. The Cowboys were planning to utilize a post-June 1 designation to save $14 million in cap space.

The move never materialized, though.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated the Cowboys front office made a late decision to reverse course, instead seeking to trade Romo, possibly to the Denver Broncos or Houston Texans.

The big hinderance: Romo's $24.7 million cap hit for 2017 is the highest in the league. On the bright side for Dallas, besides having second-year man Dak Prescott under center, is the weak quarterback market.

Ultimately, Romo will still likely be released because of his contract. If retirement becomes a serious option, he possesses the knowledge and charisma to transition to television. It's a career move that would take stress off his body after consistent injury trouble in recent years.