Tony Romo Confirms He'll Stay Retired on 'NFL Total Access'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 12, 2017

FORT WORTH, TX - MAY 27:  Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and on-air talent Tony Romo exits the broadcast booth during Round three of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational at Colonial Country Club on May 27, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo confirmed Wednesday he intends to remain retired.

"Like I said before, I'm done," Romo said on NFL Total Access (via NFL.com's Marc Sessler).

The 14-year veteran retired from the NFL in April and announced he will work for CBS Sports, replacing Phil Simms as its lead NFL analyst alongside Jim Nantz.

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Romo also discussed his excitement with his transition to broadcasting on NFL Total Access:

"I'm pretty happy and excited about the opportunity that was presented to me. I got [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."

During his conference call with the media in April following the announcement of his hiring at CBS Sports, Romo seemed to leave the door open on an NFL comeback.

"I don't envision coming [back], but I've also seen enough things, from 'I'm not going to Alabama' to 'I'm not returning to football,'" he said, per ESPN.com's Todd Archer. "You never say never."

Archer reported April 14 that some inside the league believe Romo would consider returning in order to win a Super Bowl—arguably the most glaring omission on his resume as a player. Archer, however, speculated Romo might be more interested in taking a front-office role down the line.

Romo made his first appearance for CBS Sports in May as part of the company's coverage for the PGA Tour's Dean & Deluca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.