Tony Romo may be making a career change, but one of his former teammates isn't ruling out his potential return to the football field.
Former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murraythinks the retired quarterbackwill succeedas a broadcaster, butcould still start under center if he wanted to.
“I think he’ll do great. I think he’ll do fine,” Murray said Monday, via The Tennesseean. “He’s a guy who obviously had a great career in Dallas,and I know he still has something left in the tank, but I think he made a good decision for him and his family, and we’ll see what happens.”
Murray, who spent his first four seasons with the Cowboys after being selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, left Dallas after the 2014 season, signingwith the Eagles before eventually joining the Titans. Before his departure, Murray led the leaguein rushing yards and passedWalt Garrisonfor seventh on the Cowboys' all-time rushing yards list in 2014 while learning from Romo.
“He’s a guy that I was able to kind of lean on,” Murray said.“Obviously from a friend standpoint, from a teacher, a motivator, all those things, I was able to work with him. But he’s a guy who’s just a good guy. He’s a guy who’s a fun guy to hang out with, take trips with. Our families got very close. He’s a guy who brings a lot of energy, obviously a classy guy, and he’ll be missed around that stadium, that city.”
The Cowboys releasedRomo on April 4 and the veteranpromptly announced he willjoin CBS as an analyst, citing health concerns as the primary reason for walking away from football.