LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 7: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off of the field after a win over the Washington Redskins 19-16 at FedExField on December 7, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

After apparent retirement, Cowboys make their own move on Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys finally did it.

Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys are finally moving on from one another. Romo is retiring from football and reportedly planning to join CBS to replace longtime color commentator Phil Simms.

It appeared for weeks it was down to broadcasting or the Houston Texans for Romo, but Romo ultimately opted for television than one last shot at a ring. Shortly after the news on Romo broke, however, NFL reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted out an interesting nugget surrounding Romo's contract-status with the Cowboys.

The Cowboys wanted to trade Romo, even allowing other teams to meet with Romo and his representatives, rather than just releasing him where they wouldn't get anything in return.

NBC's Pro Football Talk explained why this Romo update is important for the Cowboys:

"Romo is being designated as a post-June 1 cut, which means that the team will be able to spread his cap hit out over this year and next. That will give them back $14 million in cap space and $10.7 million in dead money once the calendar reaches June as opposed to the $19 million-plus in dead money they'd have on hand without the designation."

It looks as though this is the best possible outcome for both sides in what has been one of the more awkward roster situations in some time.