Romo is leaving football to begin a career in broadcasting, ESPN.com's Todd Archer and Adam Schefter report.

One of the biggest storylines of the offseason finally meets its conclusion, with Romo opting for the broadcast booth rather than a farewell tour with the Texans or Broncos. The Cowboys plan to release him Tuesday, but it's unclear if Romo will actually file retirement papers, as he may want to keep his options open for at least a few more months. His decision likely was motivated by health concerns, as he's made just five appearances over the past two seasons. With Romo out of the picture, Houston likely will set its sights on another quarterback -- be it a rookie or veteran -- to provide competition for Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden. The Broncos seemingly gave up on Romo awhile back, with team officials suggesting for the past few weeks that they're comfortable having Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch compete for the starting job.

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