Tony Romo is a former professional quarterback who played with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys for 14 seasons. He played college football for Eastern Illinois University, where he led the Panthers to an Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2001 and won the Walter Payton Award the following year.
Romo signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2003. Beginning his career as a holder, Romo became the Cowboys' starting quarterback during the 2006 season. Serving as the team's primary starter from 2006 to 2015, he led the Cowboys to four postseason appearances and was named to the Pro Bowl four times. Romo retired after the 2016 season when a preseason back injury caused him to lose his starting position to backup Dak Prescott. Upon retiring, he was hired by CBS Sports to become the lead color analyst for their NFL telecasts, joining Jim Nantz in the broadcast booth. Now that he has become an analyst, many people enjoy and agree that he is one of hte best football analysts out there. Romo holds several Cowboys team records, including passing touchdowns, passing yards, most games with at least 300 passing yards, and games with three or more touchdown passes.
In February 2020, Romo renewed his contract with CBS through at least 2022, with the network reportedly paying him $17 million per year, which would make Romo one of the highest-paid personnel in sports broadcasting and "the highest-paid NFL analyst in television history.