Tony Romo

American football player, quarterback Tony Romo

Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo is a professional American football quarterback in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. Romo's career passer rating - at 97.3 - ranks second-best all time. Tony Romo didn't play in the regular season in 2003, 2004, or 2005. He replaced the Cowboys' previous starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe during a game against the New York Giants in the 2006 season.
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Tony Romo to play PGA Tour event in Dominican Republic
Fox News - 13 days
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is making his PGA Tour debut next month in the Dominican Republic.
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Tony Romo begins another rookie season, this one as a CBS broadcaster
Chicago Times - 5 months
Veteran broadcasters Al Michaels and Jim Nantz were playing a round of golf not long ago when Michaels posed a question: Of all the players in the NFL right now, who will someday be a great analyst? They both had someone in mind, but each was hesitant to reveal it. "He said, 'I'll bet we have the...
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Morning News Brief: Health Care, Transgender Service Members, Foxconn, Charlie Gard
NPR - 7 months
Republicans continue debating health care plans while President Trump tweeted about transgender people in the military. Tony Romm of Recode discusses electronics-maker Foxconn's U.S. factory plans.
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Who's more likely to make a comeback, Tony Romo or Jay Cutler?
Chicago Times - 10 months
Two prominent NFL quarterbacks have made their exits from the sport this offseason for the relative safety and security of network broadcast booths. First it was Tony Romo landing at CBS. Late last week, it was Jay Cutler heading to Fox. In each case, there remained wiggle room as to whether their...
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Look: Tom Brady, David Ortiz, other sports stars were stylin' and profilin' at Kentucky Derby - Sporting News
Google News - 10 months
Sporting News Look: Tom Brady, David Ortiz, other sports stars were stylin' and profilin' at Kentucky Derby Sporting News May 7, 2017 9:43am EDT May 7, 2017 9:43am EDT Horse Racing, English, Tony Romo, David Ortiz, Rickie Fowler, Tom Brady Tom Brady isn't the only sports star who loves the Kentucky Derby. Here's a look at several other top athletes who attended this ... Kentucky Derby: Tom Brady, Larry David and other celebrities in attendanceSports Illustrated LOOK: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers bumped into each other at the Kentucky DerbyCBSSports.com all 41 news articles »
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Deshaun Watson is exactly the quarterback the Texans need - FOXSports.com
Google News - 10 months
FOXSports.com Deshaun Watson is exactly the quarterback the Texans need FOXSports.com The Houston Texans were firmly in the sweepstakes for Tony Romo until he threw them for a loop and decided to retire. They made room for him by trading Brock Osweiler to the Browns, opening up cap space and a spot atop the depth chart. When Romo ... Texans trade up to get QB WatsonUSA TODAY NFL Draft 2017: Deshaun Watson to Texans bumps back ex-Rutgers QB Tom SavageNJ.com Top Reaction After Texans Trade Up to Draft Deshaun Watson in 2017 NFL DraftBleacher Report NBCSports.com -NFL.com -Sporting News all 261 news articles »
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Sources: Romo to serve as 'Maverick for a day' - ESPN
Google News - 11 months
ESPN Sources: Romo to serve as 'Maverick for a day' ESPN The Dallas Mavericks plan to honor Tony Romo at their home finale Tuesday night by making the longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback "a Maverick for a day," ESPN has learned. Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks intend to have Romo on the bench ... Phil Simms breaks silence: “I am not done”NBCSports.com The Hater's Goodbye to Tony RomoSB Nation Retiring QB Tony Romo to wear No. 9 for Mavericks (Apr 8, 2017)FOXSports.com Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia -Yahoo Sports -Dallas News (blog) -CBSSports.com all 327 news articles »
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‘100 percent’ Tony Romo comes back to play in NFL
Fox News - 11 months
Romo coming back?
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Tony Romo Retires, Heads to Broadcast Booth
Wall Street Journal - 11 months
The oft-injured Pro-Bowl quarterback will not seek starting role on another team and instead replace Phil Simms at CBS
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Cowboys' Tony Romo is reportedly retiring and heading to CBS broadcast booth
LATimes - 11 months
Quarterback Tony Romo is retiring rather than trying to chase a Super Bowl with another team after losing his starting job with the Dallas Cowboys, a person with knowledge of the decision told the Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because Romo's decision...
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Teams given OK to contact Romo, sources say - ESPN
Google News - 11 months
Washington Post Teams given OK to contact Romo, sources say ESPN FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have granted teams permission to speak with quarterback Tony Romo, sources told ESPN, confirming an NFL Network report. Editor's Picks. Cowboys no closer to Tony Romo trade. There has been no indication any ... Report: Broncos, Texans still not trading for Tony RomoNBCSports.com Cowboys are allowing other teams to speak directly with Tony RomoWashington Post Report: Adoree' Jackson among many Cowboys visitors this weekNFL.com Dallas News (blog) -USA TODAY -Yahoo Sports -Fort Worth Star Telegram all 312 news articles »
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Tony Romo's Kids Are Kind Of Hilarious
Huffington Post - 11 months
Tony Romo may be a football star, but his sons are on track to steal the spotlight.  The Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback joined Instagram earlier this month, and he’s since posted a collection of hilarious and adorable videos starring his sons, 4-year-old Hawkins and 3-year-old Rivers. Romo’s first video showed a little backyard football practice with the boys. “I think you’ll enjoy some videos I have stored from my crazy kids,” he wrote. “This might be my favorite.” Well, here's my first instagram. Thanks for all the support this year everyone. I think you'll enjoy some videos I have stored from my crazy kids. This might be my favorite. A post shared by Tony Romo (@tony.romo) on Mar 1, 2017 at 1:30pm PST As the video shows, the dad tried to teach his kids how to run a play, but things went a bit awry for poor Rivers. The clip reached over 800,000 views. The NFL player’s next video features a conversation with Hawkins about his “Uncle Chace....
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Official ending still in limbo, Tony Romo bids farewell to Cowboys fans - NBCSports.com
Google News - 12 months
NBCSports.com Official ending still in limbo, Tony Romo bids farewell to Cowboys fans NBCSports.com Tony Romo apparently thought he'd been told he would released. Apparently, the message simply was that he won't be on the team in 2017. As the Cowboys wait for a trade offer that may never come, Romo has posted a video on Instagram thanking fans for ... Times are a-changin' for Cowboys, Tony Romo as trade blows in windESPN (blog) Romo says farewell to fans, but stays with Cowboys for nowFOXSports.com Could Cowboys trade Tony Romo to Broncos or Texans? How the Osweiler trade opens doorDallas News (blog) WEEI.com -Blogging The Boys (blog) -Washington Post -Philly.com all 699 news articles »
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Romo was injured during the Cowboys' third preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on August 25, 2016.
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  • 2015
    Romo started strong in the 2015 season, throwing a game-winning pass to Jason Witten with seven seconds left in the Cowboys' season opener against the New York Giants.
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    Romo led the NFL in completion percentage and passer rating en route to the NFC East title, and he was ranked 34th in the NFL's list of the top 100 players of 2015, the highest undrafted player on the year's list.
  • 2013
    Romo underwent back surgery on December 27, 2013 and was placed on the Cowboys' injured reserve list.
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    In the middle of April 2013, he underwent back surgery to remove a cyst.
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  • 2012
    The controversial 2012 NFL Top 100 ranked Romo as the 12th best quarterback in the league going into the 2012 season.
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    Daniel Jeremiah, an NFL.com analyst, ranked Romo as the 9th best quarterback in the league heading into the 2012 season.
  • 2011
    On May 28, 2011 Romo married Candice Crawford, the 2008 Miss Missouri USA, a former journalist for Dallas television station KDAF, and the sister of actor Chace Crawford.
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    Romo contributed to 82% of the team's total touchdowns for 2011, no other player in the 2011 regular season contributed a higher percentage of team touchdowns (Cam Newton: 72.9%, Matthew Stafford: 71.9%, Drew Brees: 71.2%, Tom Brady: 68.8%, Aaron Rodgers: 68.5% and Eli Manning: 63.8%).
    Tony Romo accounted for 32 of the 39 total touchdowns the Cowboys scored in the 2011 NFL season (DeMarco Murray had two touchdowns while Felix Jones, Jon Kitna, Phillip Tanner, Stephen McGee and defensive back Terrence Newman each had one).
    The Cowboys established a new franchise low in rushing touchdowns in the 2011 season with five, which included a rushing TD by Romo himself.
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    Romo had the highest quarterback rating (141.3) in a losing effort of any signal-caller for the 2011 season.
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    Romo had four fourth-quarter comebacks in 2011 (49ers, Redskins twice and against the Dolphins) and had a would-be game winning field goal attempt against the Cardinals and a would-be game-tying field goal attempt against the Giants both blocked (The Cowboys would go on to lose both of those games).
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    Romo finished the 2011 season with 346 completions on 522 attempts (66.3%) for 4,184 yards 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a QB rating of 102.5 in 16 starts.
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  • 2010
    He was placed on Injured Reserve on December 21, 2010 and replaced by veteran Jon Kitna.
    During the October 25, 2010 Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants, Romo suffered a broken left clavicle.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On July 13, 2009, People reported that Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson had broken up on July 9, 2009—the night before her 29th birthday.
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    Romo finished the 2009 season as the first quarterback in team history to take every snap for a full season.
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  • 2008
    In what became a de facto third playoff game for Romo shortly prior to its start, on December 28, 2008, Romo and the Cowboys failed to compete against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 44–6 loss.
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    On September 15, 2008, Romo led the Dallas Cowboys to a 41–37 win against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second game of the 2008 season.
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    On September 7, 2008, Romo led the Cowboys to a 28–10 win over the Cleveland Browns in their season opener.
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    In the Cowboys' January 13, 2008 Division playoff game against the New York Giants, Romo was unable to lead his team to a come-from-behind victory.
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  • 2007
    In November 2007, Romo began dating American singer and actress Jessica Simpson.
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    Romo began the 2007 season with four touchdown passes and an additional touchdown rush, the first of his career, defeating the New York Giants 45–35 in the Cowboys' first game of the regular season, His 345 passing yards in Week 1 led the NFL.
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    Romo played in the 2007 Pro Bowl after Drew Brees went down with an elbow injury as a substitution for Marc Bulger.
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  • 2006
    Romo finished the 2006 season ranked seventh in the NFC in passing yards (2,903) and touchdown passes (19).
    He concluded the 2006 regular season with 220 completions on 337 pass attempts for 2,903 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions, with a passer rating of 95.1.
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    On November 19, 2006, Romo led the Cowboys past the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL's last unbeaten team.
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    On October 25, Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells announced that Romo would be the Cowboys starting quarterback for the October 29 game against the Carolina Panthers on NBC Sunday Night Football, in Week 8 of the 2006 season.
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    One week later on October 23, 2006, Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe for the start of the second half of a game against the New York Giants.
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    Romo eventually took over the first-string quarterback role from Drew Bledsoe during half time against the New York Giants on October 23, 2006.
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    In the 2006 off-season, Sean Payton (now head coach of the New Orleans Saints), offered a third round draft pick for Romo, but Jerry Jones refused, asking for no less than a second round draft pick.
  • 2005
    Elevated to the Cowboys' #2 quarterback in 2005, Romo had strong showings in the 2005 and 2006 pre-seasons.
  • 2004
    Romo is an avid amateur golfer, and attempted to qualify for the 2004 EDS Byron Nelson Championship and the 2005 U.S. Open, but failed.
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    One of Romo's early career highlights was in 2004, when (as the third string QB) he rushed for the winning touchdown with six seconds left in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
    Throughout 2004 and 2005, Romo served as the holder for placekicks.
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  • 2003
    Romo entered the 2003 training camp third on the Cowboys' depth chart behind Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson.
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    Despite intriguing some scouts, he went undrafted by any NFL team during the 2003 NFL Draft.
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    Romo attended the 2003 NFL Combine.
    Not selected in the 2003 NFL Draft, Romo signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys.
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  • 2002
    On December 19, 2002, Romo became the first player in Eastern Illinois and Ohio Valley Conference history to win the Walter Payton Award, given annually to the top Division I-AA football player.
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    Romo earned OVC Player of the Week honors on October 14, 2002 after his eight-yard scramble run on the last play of the game led Eastern Illinois to a 25-24 win over Eastern Kentucky.
    At Eastern Illinois, Romo won the Walter Payton Award in 2002, and led the Panthers football team to an Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2001.
  • 2000
    Romo attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, where he played for the NCAA Division I-AA Eastern Illinois Panthers football team. As a sophomore in 2000, he ranked second in Division I-AA in passing efficiency, completing 164 of 278 (59%) passes for 2,583 yards and 27 touchdowns.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Romo graduated from Burlington High in 1998.
  • 1997
    In the 1997 season, Romo and the Demons finished with a 3–6 record, though he earned several honors, including the All-Racine County football team and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State first team honors.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born on April 21, 1980.
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