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Why Jerry Jones Says “No Succinct Plans” To Formally Honor Romo’s Career Yet
GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Cowboys held a press conference for DeMarcus Ware in late April and signed the veteran pass rusher to a ceremonial contract so he could officially retire a Cowboy.
Could the organization do something similar for Tony Romo this upcoming season now that he’s moved on to a broadcasting career at CBS?
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Wednesday there are “no succinct plans” at this time for a large-scale, public recognition of Romo’s 14-year career with the team.
“Is the idea that recognizing him for what he’s done for the Cowboys likely? Yes,” Jones said at the Annual Golf Classic at Cowboys Golf Club.
“I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves at all on what we might do. At this juncture there has been, just by the nature of how Tony’s career has evolved at this point over the past year, it’s had a lot of recognition. We will look to the future on timing as to when we might have some more recognition.”
The reason there’s no apparent rush on some type of ceremonial send-off, Jones said, is “DeMarcus retired and Tony hasn’t.”
Not officially, at least, though Romo said via conference call on April 9 – the day the Cowboys released him and CBS hired him as its new NFL lead analyst – that he’s “99 percent” sure he’s done playing football.
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