FRISCO, Texas – Tight end Jason Witten on Saturday tweeted a sincere send-off message to Tony Romo, his friend and former teammate who is stepping away from football to pursue a broadcasting career.
"No man can write his own history, and I tend to believe that over time the historians will remember Tony as one of the great signal-callers of his era," Witten wrote.
The Cowboys officially released Romo on Tuesday, paving the way for the 36-year-old to join CBS Sports as the network's lead NFL analyst.
Romo and Witten entered the league together in 2003 as part of former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells' first rookie class with the organization. The two played 14 seasons together and became close friends.
Romo responded to Witten's tweet on Saturday via his official Twitter account.