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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tony Romo hints he has made decision about his future

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Tony Romo dropped a hint this week that he has made a decision about his broadcasting future, though he has not shared what that decision is yet.

Romo joined “The Ben and Skin Show” on 97.1 The Eagle on Tuesday and talked about his status as a broadcasting free agent.

“Right now, obviously we’re in that free agent kind of position, but in my brain, it’s one of those things where you talk to your wife, the people that know you at your core. You just have to figure out what’s important, and try and make the best decision possible. I mean, obviously I’m trying to say it the right way here, but I do feel like there is no perfect answer. It’s just a matter of me going through it, and I’ve never been through this in the broadcasting world. It’s just something I’m basically learning,” said Romo.

“It reminds me a lot when I was in year two with the Dallas Cowboys. I had no idea how to negotiate with Jerry Jones. It’s like, I just want to play. You don’t really know any better. I feel like this thing won’t be that. … All I want is like an obvious answer, right? You just want something to be very straightforward.”

Romo told the hosts he thinks he has made his decision, but he wasn’t sharing.

“I think I’m already there a little bit, but we’ll see how it plays out, even though I think I already know, but I’m just not telling you guys,” Romo said.

Romo saying he wants an obvious, straightforward answer seem to suggest he doesn’t want to change or move and just wants the status quo. That would mean staying at CBS, where he was first hired as a broadcaster and has paired with Jim Nantz on their No. 1 NFL announcing team.

CBS has the right of first refusal on Romo’s contract, which gives them somewhat of a homefield advantage. Maybe Romo’s representative was using the ESPN threat to get the most money possible out of CBS. At last check, the bidding was at pretty crazy amounts.

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