Analyst and former NFL quarterback
Antonio Ramiro Romo is an analyst and former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Eastern Illinois, where he made an Ohio Valley Conference championship appearance in 2001 and won the Walter Payton Award the following year. Tony signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2003.
Beginning his career in a backup role, Tony served as the Cowboys’ primary starter from 2006 to 2015. He led the Cowboys to four postseason appearances during his tenure, while also receiving Pro Bowl honors amid each playoff run. Tony retired after the 2016 season when a preseason back injury caused him to lose his starting position to backup Dak Prescott. Upon retiring, he was hired by CBS Sports to become the lead color analyst for their NFL telecasts.
As of 2013, Tony hosted a youth football camp in Burlington, Wisconsin, annually during the summer, since 2004.In the Dallas area, Romo participated in community activities in collaboration with United Way, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.