Romo debut comes August 25 or 26

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The NFL’s preseason schedule has been released, it makes sense to go straight CBS prime-time games in search of Tony Romo’s debut as an analyst.

Both occur in the third week of the preseason, on consecutive nights. On Friday, August 25, the Seahawks host the Chiefs. The next night, the Rams host the Chargers at the L.A. Coliseum.

Romo’s debut logically will come on one of those two nights, and it would be a major surprise if he and Jim Nantz work both games (although the reps would be useful). The Chargers-Rams game will be the much bigger event, with the two L.A. teams meeting for the first time in a stadium that likely will be expanded to nearly 90,000. Last year’s Cowboys-Rams game in L.A. became the highlight of the NFL preseason — and arguably the highlight of the entire year for the Rams.

Sunday, August 27 features a national-broadcast tripleheader, with FOX televising Bears-Titans at 1:00 p.m. ET and Bengals-Washington at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Vikings host the 49ers at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

ESPN has a pair of games in the second week of the preseason, with the Bucs at the Jaguars on Thursday, August 17 and the Giants at the Browns on Monday, August 21.

The preseason begins Thursday, August 3 on NBC, when the Cowboys take on the Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Game from Canton, two days before the enshrinement ceremony.

28 responses to “Romo debut comes August 25 or 26

  1. I must be a boring guy because I couldn’t care less about who the announcers are. I look forward to the battle between the teams on the field. I’m not waiting around all week for Sunday so I can listen to my favorite announcer do a game. I want to watch Derek Carr, Andrew Luck, Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers. I mean I like Dan Fouts, Jon Gruden, and all those guys, but I really don’t tune into NFL football games for the announcers.

  2. WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT AN AVERAGE QUARTERBACK. He fumbled Parcels chance at a resurgent playoff win.
    He won 2 playoff games. He is injured every year, and is justified along with ‘doesnt have weapons’ as the reason cowboys fans give to say he would be better than Brady.

    Jay Cutler. Alex Smith. Mark Sanchez. All names more relevant than him statistically and otherwise.

    But I’m sure well be posted on everything he’s doing for the rest of his life.

  3. charliecharger says:
    Apr 10, 2017 5:35 PM
    I must be a boring guy because I couldn’t care less about who the announcers are. I look forward to the battle between the teams on the field. I’m not waiting around all week for Sunday so I can listen to my favorite announcer do a game. I want to watch Derek Carr, Andrew Luck, Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers. I mean I like Dan Fouts, Jon Gruden, and all those guys, but I really don’t tune into NFL football games for the announcers.

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    You say that now. Just wait until FOX decides to grace your favorite team with coverage by Joe Buck six-plus times a season, then let’s talk.

  4. I think you have to have respect for a guy like Romo who has a net worth of probably close to $100m and is deciding to immediately do one of the most difficult and nerve-wracking jobs you could do in media. I don’t think people fully appreciate that he doesn’t have to put himself out there. He could just enjoy life and play golf every day.

  5. Chargers-Rams, Bears-Titans, Bengals-Redskins, Vikings-49ers, Bucs-Jags, Giants-Browns. I wouldn’t watch those games if they were in my backyard, and the NFL expects people to watch those match ups, in preseason no less?

  6. I’m the HUGEST Romo fan but these broadcast updates are out of control. It’s not that big of a deal to be updating every minute.

  7. For what it’s worth, August 24-27 is CBS’ last week covering the PGA Tour. It is a big FedEx cup playoff event. So I am 100% certain Nantz will NOT be doing preseason football that weekend. Don’t know what that means for Romo….

  8. I already cringe at the thought how much we are going to hear that Jerrah is the Father of Modern Day Football.

  9. Vikings get 3rd game primetime matchup on NBC showing off our talented starters, but don’t worry Pack, I’m sure you can catch the game on WCOW radio.

  10. Watching an NFL game of any team that is not the team you root for is something that people don’t care for much anymore, it’s your team and Redzone. If Romo is on a broadcast that has your team,well good for him. People will watch their game no matter who is in the booth. There are so many options these days people don’t care who is calling the game. There just aren’t many signature voices left.

  11. “The Chargers-Rams game will be the much bigger event, with the two L.A. teams meeting for the first time in a stadium that likely will be expanded to nearly 90,000.”

    Big assumption there given the home team has been back one year in that decrepit pit and they suck, and the visitors are unwanted newcomers.

  12. abninf says:
    Apr 10, 2017 6:53 PM
    Dez caught the ball, man. He caught it.
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    He did. No doubt about it. Know what else? He didn’t maintain possession while going to the ground. No doubt about it. Hate the rule, not the call.

  13. The case for or against Romo as an analyst is too young. But why start him at the top immediately? There IS a learning curve. So much for the number 1 CBS team. And personally, I think Jim Nantz is overrated – I’d much rather listen to Ian Eagle.

    Good luck, Mr. Romo, in your future endeavor. I have a feeling its going to be a rough road at first….but you’ll get it down just in time to get the rug pulled out from underneath you.

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