ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Longtime Dallas Cowboy Tony Romo returned to AT&T Stadium Sunday as a broadcaster when Dallas took on Kansas City.
In early April, the former quarterback traded in his jersey to take on a new role as lead NFL game analyst for CBS.
The Cowboys rolled out the red carpet for Romo in his return. A “Welcome Home 9” banner was put on display in the end zone and the team played a special tribute video voiced by tight end Jason Witten prior to kickoff.
“I think Tony’s brought a unique insight into his role. It’s almost like when he’s sitting int he booth, he’s playing the game,” said Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones.
Romo’s insight and abilities to see plays before they happen have received rave reviews. Jones says they’re well-deserved.
“I’m sure Tony’s been in the press box, but certainly not doing what he’s gonna be doing. What an amazing talent Tony is. We think he could still walk out and be one of the best QBs in the NFL,” said Jones.
CBS 11 also sat down with the lead producer of CBS’s top NFL broadcast team.
“This is obviously a big game for him. It’s a homecoming for him. He may be a little more nervous, but I’m sure he’s going to prepare the same way as he always does,” said NFL on CBS Lead Producer Jim Rikhoff.
Romo hasn’t publicly commented on his return to AT&T Stadium. Jones says the Cowboys are planning to do something to honor Romo’s return.
“It’s going to be so special to have him here at AT&T Stadium in his role. We have some surprises for him to welcome him back,” said Jones.