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Happy Birthday, Romo-stradamus!
He played his entire 14-year career with the franchise, but he didn’t make his start as QB1 – or even QB2.
Romo signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cowboys as a holder in 2003, and he didn’t become the Cowboys starting quarterback until the 2006 season.
But after that legendary start, everything changed – Romo was the starter from 2006 to 2015, and led the Cowboys to four postseason appearances.
Tony Romo was a magician for the @dallascowboys ? ?
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 13, 2020
Despite never carrying his team to a Super Bowl, Romo holds quite a few franchise records including most passing yards, most passing touchdowns, most games with at least 300 passing yards, and most games with three or more touchdown passes.
He retired with a 97.1 passer rating, which is the fourth highest in NFL history and the highest among retired players.
Romo said goodbye to the league following the 2016 season, after a preseason back injury opened the door for Dak Prescott to become the starter under center for Dallas.
Still, Romo’s mark was made, and during his nine seasons as a starter in Dallas, he was quite the playmaker in the pocket.
.@tonyromo was unreal in the pocket ?
Happy 40th Birthday, Tony! pic.twitter.com/eHkMvz73ID
— NFL Throwback (@nflthrowback) April 21, 2020
Now, you can catch him in the broadcast booth at CBS, where he is currently the highest paid sports broadcaster – we’re thinking it’s because of his million dollar smile.
He’s the Cowboys franchise’s leader in career passing yards and TDs, and he’s now TV’s highest-paid sports broadcaster.
— SportsDay Cowboys (@dmn_cowboys) April 21, 2020
He’s just as much of a treasure in the booth as on the field.
Plus, you know you’ve made it when Frank Caliendo becomes you.
Tony Romo Predicts This Warehouse Debacle
TURN SOUND ON ?? pic.twitter.com/yZPa2oUYRZ
— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCaliendo) April 21, 2020
Happy 40th birthday, Tony Romo!