Phil Simms finds out Tony Romo takes his job


The Cowboys: When Romo tweeted a photo of himself wearing a jacket with the CBS logo, it was clear that this was a move that was in the works for weeks.

The longer the Cowboys held on to Romo, the longer he had to contemplate his future. He conceded the starting job to rookie Dak Prescott with the Cowboys in the middle of a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. After serving as a backup, Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe as the starter for an October 29 Sunday Night game against the Carolina Panthers and he led Dallas to a 35-14 victory. "I'm expecting it to be hard and that is no different than when I came to the NFL". After all, "99 per cent certain" does leave the door slightly open. Speaking on his Bleacher Report "Simms and Lefkoe Podcast", Chris Simms - the former Texas quarterback and son of Phil Simms - shed some light on the other side of CBS's new arrangement. The Broncos will now stick with Trevor Siemian at quarterback with Paxton Lynch also in the mix in his second season with the team. Prescott was a rookie a year ago and took the league by storm.

The flip side of that is that in taking Simms' place alongside No. 1 CBS announcer Jim Nantz, Romo is the beneficiary of all the expertise the network's top National Football League unit can provide. First, the network is adding a dynamic personality and a former star player.

Romo saw the writing on the wall. Is Romo saying a lot by saying nothing at all? Peterson is visiting with the New England Patriots on Monday and has expressed that playing with a championship contender is just as important as the money. From there, Romo kept working. They forget that Romo was the key thing holding up a mediocre team season after season. Could Houston be interested? The consensus there seems to be no, without the ring, without any appearances in the Super Bowl, without any kind of dominance in the playoffs, it's just not likely to happen.

By giving Romo a post-June 1 release designation, it will save the Cowboys around $14 million on the cap in 2017 alone, although that cap space does not become available until June 2.

Appearing on Wednesday's version of Good Morning Football, Ourand emphasized that Romo's move is not without precedent, but "it's rarely done really, really well".

There's a video of Simms passing gas in the booth, clearing Nantz out. Simms had served as lead analyst for nearly two decades, so he had a long run.

That ability to diagnose plays before the snap was one of the biggest aspects Moore learned from Romo. But there are some silver linings. He would have been insane to bench Prescott with the way the team was playing, even if he coached Romo for a decade.

In the following video, Romo talks about the fact that it wasn't until very late in his high school career, he planned to pursue a career in basketball, not football.

It was the most optimal situation possible for Romo to make the transition from player to analyst, but sadly, he did not.

On an ugly, rainy day in D.C., Romo marched the Cowboys down the field in the final two minutes trailing 23-17.