(RNN) – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo plans to leave football and go into broadcasting, according to reports Tuesday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on Twitter that Romo’s plans come even as the Cowboys were set to release him. That would have freed him to negotiate a contract with another NFL team.
Romo, 36, will join CBS and provide color commentary for NFL games, the Associated Press stated. The report said he would join Jim Nantz in the broadcast booth, replacing Phil Simms.
The Cowboys QB suffered another injury before the 2016 season, giving rookie Dak Prescott the chance to start. Prescott helped Dallas to a 13-3 record, and they were the No. 1 seed in the NFC going into the playoffs.
Prescott continued as the starter even as Romo returned to full health, and Romo announced during the season that Prescott had his support as the team’s starter.