Tony Romo’s Net Worth: How Football & Broadcasting Made Him Rich
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Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo enjoyed a long career in the NFL. While he never made it to the Super Bowl, Romo still reaped the benefits of a successful stint in Dallas up until his retirement following the 2016 season.

Since calling it quits on his NFL career, Romo has found his second wind as a broadcaster for CBS Sports. He signed a massive contract with the network to become its lead color analyst, and it’s paid off for both parties.

So, just how rich is Tony Romo today?

Tony Romo Football Career

Antonio Ramiro Romo was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Burlington, Wisconsin.

Despite being a baseball phenom from a young age, Romo fell in love with football in high school, where he was the starting quarterback for the Burlington High School football team. He would go on to play college football at Division I-AA program Eastern Illinois University, where he spent three seasons.

He won OVC Player of the Year in three consecutive seasons while dominating at the program.

Romo declared for the 2003 NFL Draft after his stellar college career, but went undrafted before signing with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. Romo earned the starting job in Dallas in 2006 after starting the season backing up Drew Bledsoe. He made his first Pro Bowl that year after leading the Cowboys to the playoffs, but lost to the Seahawks in the Wild Card.

He made his second Pro Bowl appearance in 2007 but failed to get the Cowboys past the Divisional Round of the postseason as the Cowboys were bested by the rival New York Giants.


With Romo under center, the Cowboys made two more playoff appearances, in 2009 and 2014, but never made it to the Super Bowl, suffering second-round exits in each of those two seasons at the hands of the Vikings and Packers, respectively.

Romo signed a massive six-year, $108 million contract extension with the Cowboys in 2013, though he didn’t see out the full length of the deal.

Following Dallas’ playoff exit in 2014, Romo was replaced by Dak Prescott. Romo would serve as the backup for two more seasons before retiring from football after the 2016 season.

Throughout his career, Romo tossed 248 touchdowns to 117 interceptions and amassed over 34,000 passing yards while maintaining a pristine 97.1 passer rating.

Personal Life

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While Tony Romo was living the life as an NFL quarterback on the field, he was doing well off of it, too.

Romo was notably in a relationship with actress Jessica Simpson. The pair met at a Cowboys-Eagles game and started dating shortly after. The relationship lasted two years before the couple parted ways.

Following his relationship with Simpson, Romo settled down with model and former Miss Missouri Candice Crawford, whom he married in 2011.

The couple have three children together, Jones, Hawkins and Rivers and live in Dallas, Texas.

Broadcasting Career

After his retirement from football, Romo found a new gig in the broadcast booth with CBS, where he was employed as an NFL analyst and announcer.

The former American football player transitioned seamlessly into his new role, and fans adored his ability to read defenses and predict what the offense was going to run.


Paired up with Jim Nantz, the duo was instantly a fan-favorite in the booth.

Rumors emerged that ESPN was pursuing Romo to add him to their Monday Night Football booth, but nothing ever materialized on that front, and Romo ended up re-upping with CBS.

Tony Romo Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tony Romo boasts an estimated net worth of $70 million. He is currently making a staggering $17 million per year from CBS, according to the New York Post, and earned $127 million in career earnings with the Cowboys, per Spotrac.

Romo’s net worth is also bolstered by his various endorsement deals, which include the likes of Corona, Pizza Hut, DIRECTV, and more.

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Karl Rasmussen is a sports writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and is an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Yankees and New York Jets.
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