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Comeback Kaput? Tony Romo Says “I’m Done”

Many are holding onto the idea that is the real in 2017, ready to put the pads back on if something bad happens to . That plan may have just been cancelled, though, according to recent comments from Romo himself.

Yesterday, while talking to during a celebrity golf event, Tony Romo said the following when asked about a possible NFL comeback.

“Like I said before, I'm done.”

To paraphrase a buddy of mine, it's no surprise that an with his kids, golf, and overall freedom would make Tony happy to stay retired. If Romo really needs a football fix, it will probably come from the announce booth in just a few months.

Still, this isn't welcome news if you're not thrilled with the Cowboys' QB . The idea of having Romo in an emergency glass case has helped some to cope with having Kellen Moore, and not much else, as the only reserves behind Prescott. If Tony is truly off the table, another layer of security for the has just been removed.

Dak Prescott, Kellen Moore, Wade Wilson
, , and Dak Prescott with QB Coach . (Tom Fox/The )

Remember, it was just a year ago that the Cowboys' season was saved by their number-three . Moore was the primary backup before getting hurt in . Had he stayed healthy, Kellen may have held that post right into the regular season. Dak may not have had the same opportunity to shine in the that he got from Moore's absence.

As of now, the other quarterbacks on the roster are journeyman Zac Dysert and undrafted rookie Cooper Rush. While Dak Prescott was himself a major surprise, nobody expects either of these two players to have a similar story. In truth, neither is likely to make the .

So, if the unthinkable happens, Kellen Moore is looking like your only hope. His groupies aren't worried; some Moore zealots think he could win the job from Prescott right now if given the opportunity. Even if you're not in the fan club, you at least hope that Kellen's system familiarity will pay off if called upon.

But as for that storybook chapter where Tony Romo returns from Valhalla, wielding the football and saving from doom, it's looking more and more like a fantasy.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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