Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made his network broadcast debut Sunday night. For the most part the reviews are good.
After leaving the Cowboys, Romo was hired by CBS. He will sit in the booth this season next to veteran Jim Nantz.
There was the awkward moment Sunday when Romo spoke with the man he replaced – another former quarterback, Phil Simms.
“Tony, how you doing? How’s that seat feel?” Simms asked.
“Hey Phil, good to hear your voice there,” Romo replied.
“Don’t be nervous. Only 50 million people are watching," Simms later told him.
But Romo seemed to be able to break down the runs like an old pro.
“It’s Lynch. He’s got him by the ankle. For a moment he fights for it. Are you kidding me? That should have been stopped. That’s all Marshawn Lynch,” he said on air.
Romo was in the booth for a regional broadcast of the Raiders opening day win over the Tennessee Titans.