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Cowboys haven’t given away Tony Romo’s locker

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Part of the reason people keep speculating about the possibility of Tony Romo returning to the Cowboys in the event of an injury to Dak Prescott might be that they keep talking about it.

But there’s also the small matter of some important real estate that makes people think he could still have one eye on his old job while working for CBS.

According to Todd Archer of, the Cowboys have yet to give away their former quarterback’s old locker, and they certainly haven’t given away his jersey number 9 to anyone yet.

And while it’s easy to talk around the number issue (they don’t retire numbers but no one wear’s Roger Staubach’s 12 or Troy Aikman’s 8 either), coach Jason Garrett has done some re-arranging in the locker room this offseason, putting team leaders in different corners of the room. And Romo’s spot remains vacant, even with a 90-man roster.

All of these breadcrumbs point to a certain lack of finality in his decision to make the leap to broadcasting. And it’s also wondering what the backup plan at CBS would be, if Romo decided to ride back into Dallas on a white horse in case of emergency.

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16 Responses to “Cowboys haven’t given away Tony Romo’s locker”
  1. aj66shanghai says: May 30, 2017 6:44 AM

    Why would he come back? Dallas did him dirty, it is silly for them to now act like they are somehow still loyal to him.

  2. jimnaizeeum says: May 30, 2017 6:51 AM

    I really hope they retire the # of a qb with two career playoff wins.

  3. dreece13 says: May 30, 2017 7:30 AM

    As unlikely as it is, nothing would please me more as a Cowboys fan than Romo to return and lead us to a Super Bowl (win or lose). He still has it in him, he just doesn’t have it in him to put it all on the line for another team.

  4. bvolke says: May 30, 2017 8:14 AM

    Oh please. Can we please stop acting like Romo leaving the Cowboys is some big deal? He was a very productive QB but never elite. He not only never won a Super Bowl, he never even appeared in one.

  5. nhpats says: May 30, 2017 9:23 AM

    I don’t understand this PFT man-crush on Tony Romo

    2 playoff wins in his career

  6. winningisabrees says: May 30, 2017 9:28 AM

    No, its just Jerry Jones trolling and succeeding in getting media to write about his team in the off-season, and something for fans to talk about.

  7. niners816 says: May 30, 2017 9:31 AM

    Jerry’s just using it as his gloryhole.

  8. jaturso says: May 30, 2017 9:31 AM

    Maybe no one wants it? Nothing very good happened while Romo occupied it. Athletes are superstitious….

  9. clemenza58 says: May 30, 2017 9:37 AM

    One of the most overvalued players in NFL history.

  10. imsomeguy says: May 30, 2017 10:55 AM

    If being a QB in a SB is how you place value on QB’s then you value a guy like Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson higher than Tony Romo, and that right there makes zero sense to any intelligent football fan.

  11. footballisnotthatimportant says: May 30, 2017 12:36 PM

    Are they going to retire Stephen McGee’s number too?

  12. RegisHawk says: May 30, 2017 1:42 PM

    No-one can get close enough to the stink from his career emanating from it in order to clean it out.

  13. wedemboyz88 says: May 30, 2017 2:05 PM

    Emmitt Smiths #22 is the only number that is not available to anyone else.

  14. xcerebus1 says: May 30, 2017 6:44 PM

    Hey…what about the Kaepernick guy?

  15. donbat67 says: May 31, 2017 11:51 AM

    I hear its full of wishbones .

  16. pascal1423 says: May 31, 2017 12:53 PM

    Ask yourselves this question…If 2 of Vinatieri’s Super Bowl kicks go wide and the Seahawks do the correct thing and hand Beast Mode the ball at the 1 yard line, and the Falcons decide to not go backwards 20 yards when they’re in FG range to potentially end the game. Tom Brady could potentially only have 1 Super Bowl ring.

    Does that make him any less of a player in your minds?

    He wasn’t on the field to impact any of those plays in the Super Bowl but most of the fans/media would see him differently just because he was 1-6 in Super Bowls.

    That doesn’t seem right to me. Players should be judged by what they can control.

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