Reports: Romo Expected To Replace Phil Simms In CBS Broadcast Booth

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) – According to the Sports Business Journal, Tony Romo is expected to replace Phil Simms in the CBS broadcast booth next season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter later confirmed the report and added that Romo will be named CBS’s number one color analyst Tuesday, joining Jim Nantz in the booth.

Multiple reports earlier Tuesday indicated that Romo will be released by the Cowboys on Tuesday and that he would jump to a television network.

105.3 The Fan’s Mike Fisher and Ben Rogers have reported the Romo and CBS marriage was a significant possibility for quite some time. Fish has said all along to keep an eye on CBS because of Romo’s relationship with Nantz and the possibility of joining the network’s PGA coverage, in addition to analyzing football games. According to Fish, the deal with CBS has been in the works for five months.

According to Fisher, one of the many reasons why Romo chose CBS is because many of the games they broadcast include AFC teams and fewer opportunities to call Cowboys games.

Romo himself will discuss some details on Wednesday on “The Ben And Skin Show’’ on 105.3 The Fan.

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