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Tony Romo Set To Join CBS As No. 1 Color Analyst

RJ Ochoa



Tony Romo

It was announced that Tony Romo is retiring from professional football on Tuesday morning, but in manner true only to the former Dallas Cowboys QB... it's only been a few hours and he's already back in the headlines. As many have speculated, Tony Romo will be joining CBS as their number one color analyst.

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BREAKING: Sources: #TonyRomo to land with CBS next season and replace Simms as top analyst

Tony Romo retired in order to pursue a broadcasting career, and it doesn't get any much bigger than this. CBS is where the NFL rose to supremacy in the 1970s, and it is one of the three major networks that the NFL is featured on in today's world.

Romo will join CBS' Jim Nantz in the booth, taking the seat that was occupied by former New York Giants QB Phil Simms. Football fans near and far have chirped for Simms to be replaced as is, and with an option like Tony Romo available it makes absolute sense why CBS would pounce.

Tony Romo

Tony Romo has made many a Thanksgiving an exciting one for Cowboys fans. As CBS' #1 color commentator he'll now call their annual Turkey Day game every other year with Jim Nantz.

CBS carries the NFL's AFC package so we still won't see him around the Dallas Cowboys very often. It is worth nothing though that CBS and FOX alternate Thanksgiving games every year between the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. As fate would have it, CBS has the Dallas Cowboys call in 2017... meaning that Tony Romo will come home, like many other families around Turkey Day, on Thanksgiving.

CBS is also the home of the NCAA Tournament and The Masters. Tony Romo has an affinity for both basketball and golf, so CBS offers Tony Romo many different types of lures. In fact it is actually Masters Week as we sit, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Tony Romo join his new partner Jim Nantz at Augusta National to make an announcement in front of the CBS audience.

Being a color commentator of this stature comes with a lot more than this, though. The Super Bowl alternates every year among FOX, NBC, and CBS. FOX was the home for Super Bowl LI, and NBC will host Super Bowl LII. This means that, yes, Tony Romo will join Jim Nantz in Atlanta, Georgia for Super Bowl LIII and every third Super Bowl from that point forward.

With CBS hiring Tony Romo as their top color commentator this also means that of the three major networks (CBS, FOX, and NBC) that two of the top three color commentator spots are held by former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks, Troy Aikman is FOX's. It was also the CBS call of Thanksgiving Day 2015 when the Cowboys hosted the Carolina Panthers that was the last time we saw Tony Romo start for the Dallas Cowboys.

Tony Romo will still be heavily involved in the world of the NFL. As he'll primarily do AFC games there's a good chance that he only does about three Cowboys games in 2017: Denver, Oakland, and Thanksgiving.

Congratulations to Tony Romo on this new endeavor! Cowboys Nation is proud of you!

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    Wishing him all the best!

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Report: QB Dak Prescott Signs Multi-Year Deal With Campbell’s Chunky Soup

Kevin Brady



Jekyll or Hyde: Year 3 "Prove It" Season For Dak Prescott? 1

Being the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback comes with its challenges, but it certainly comes with its perks as well. One of those perks is the opportunity for endorsement deals, and income outside of his football salary.

Dak Prescott is embracing those perks now, reportedly signing a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. Prescott will continue to endorse Chunky MAXX, Campbell's protein soup line.

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has re-signed a new multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. This is the first QB multi-year deal for Chunky Soup since Donovan McNabb in 2001. He'll continue to promote Chunky MAXX, the protein-packed line of soups, this year, per Edelman

Campbell's Soup has had some legendary football related commercials throughout the years, none more memorable than those with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and his mother.

In fact, Dak Prescott is the first NFL quarterback to sign a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup since those McNabb commercials.

Hopefully, Dak Prescott can continue to "prove it" on the field and still be the Cowboys starting quarterback throughout this entire Campbell's deal.

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BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year

Mauricio Rodriguez



David Irving

For the second consecutive year, Defensive Lineman David Irving is being suspended for four games by the NFL. This time, the suspension comes after Irving violated the NFL's policy on substance of abuses, as Ian Rapoport reported.

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Cowboys DL David Irving is being suspended 4 games for violating @NFL policy on substance of abuses, sources say. Another big-time D-linemen hit with a suspension for Dallas.

Irving will play for the Dallas Cowboys after the team placed a second-round tender on him earlier in the year. Why no team was interested in picking such a talented defensive tackle for a second round pick is becoming clearer and clearer as the time goes on.

In April, when David Irving got hacked by his former girlfriend one of the tweets that stood out the most was one which said "Wait until you all find about his failed drug tests." Now, we're seeing what the tweet was about.

Irving is a very talented player that could have a great career ahead of him. Of course, with this being the second consecutive year in which he receives a suspension to start the season, one could question how much he wants it.

The Cowboys will play the Panthers, Giants, Seahawks and Lions to start the season. They'll have to do it with one of their most promising defensive players in David Irving.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with this story and every Dallas Cowboys news.

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Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

Sean Martin



Cowboys 2016 Draft Class: Who Will Be The Stand Out In 2017?
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When Dallas Cowboys legend Jason Witten retired from the NFL last month, he left behind an unproven group of tight ends for the Cowboys to field as Witten moves on to the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. This is not a TE group short of potential, although that's nothing new for the laundry list of players that have failed at the position behind the Hall of Fame bound Witten.

Headlining this group of potential heirs to Witten has to be 2016 draft pick Rico Gathers. Not yet given the same opportunities that Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin are receiving through the Cowboys ongoing mini camp, Gathers has been criticized for his commitment to his team.

Looking to make the transition from the basketball court at Baylor to the football field, Gathers' journey began at Witten's soon-to-be home forever. Playing his first organized football game since middle school, Gathers and Witten were teammates in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio in 2017.

A game rarely leaving fans with a lasting memories, Gathers immediately flashed potential in the passing game, hauling in three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Gathers would go on to spend the season on IR after a concussion suffered in practice, recovering from it in time to return but never seeing the field.

This leaves Gathers' prospects of putting it all together in year three at a difficult crossroads. It will be hard to question Gathers' commitment moving forward, as the message from his former teammate Jason Witten still lives with him.

Jason Witten's Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

If Witten truly sees a "bright future" for Rico Gathers, who Head Coach Jason Garrett says needs work in the running game, there is no reason the Cowboys can't find a role for him this season. With an entirely unproven group of wide receivers, Gathers could be the reliable mismatch for Dak Prescott to target in the middle of the field.

Prescott was the ninth worst quarterback in the league last season in red zone completion percentage, surely something the 6'6" TE Gathers could help improve.

Gathers may be a long way off from becoming Prescott's version of Witten to Tony Romo, but there is still hope for the 2016 draft pick, according to now football analyst Jason Witten.

Tell us what you think about "Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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