With the news breaking today that the Dallas Cowboys officially have released quarterback Tony Romo, Front Row combed the archives for a few of the many moments ESPN had the NFL star on its platforms.
An undrafted free agent coming out of Eastern Illinois in 2003, Romo emerged from humble beginnings to become the most visible member of “America’s Team” for the bulk of 14 seasons.
Besides being the subject of countless ESPN news stories – Romo was featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine twice – his Cowboys made numerous appearances on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
On Oct. 23, 2006, during ESPN’s first season of televising MNF, Romo replaced injured Cowboys starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe in the second half against the New York Giants. The Giants won, 36-22, but with that appearance, Romo began a run that would make him the franchise’s career passing leader.
The photo gallery above and a pair of This Is SportsCenter spots below spotlight Romo’s connections to ESPN throughout his legendary NFL career.