Breaking News: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo Will Be Absent from Today's NFL Broadcasts, and There's a Clear Explanation for It
BY V. CARBONNEAU DECEMBER 3, 2023 (1:16 PM)
While Nantz and Romo have become synonymous with NFL broadcasts on CBS, they'll be notably absent from the network's Week 13 coverage on Sunday, December 3, 2023. The pair recently called the thrilling Cowboys vs. Commanders game on CBS for Thanksgiving and then followed it up with the Eagles vs. Bills matchup on Sunday.
With no marquee games scheduled for CBS this Sunday, Nantz and Romo are taking a well-deserved weekend off.
Tony Romo, aged 43, originally made his mark in football at Eastern Illinois University before entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2003. Despite initial doubts, he went on to enjoy a remarkable 14-season career before retiring in 2017. Romo's legacy includes holding several Cowboys' team records, such as passing touchdowns, passing yards, and numerous games with at least 300 passing yards, as well as games with three or more touchdown passes.
In 2017, Romo transitioned to broadcasting with CBS Sports, where he assumed the role of the lead game analyst for the NFL on CBS. He formed a dynamic partnership with Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson, becoming the network's lead NFL announce team. Romo quickly won over fans with his captivating commentary, although some of the initial fervor has subsided, he continues to be a prominent figure in the broadcasting booth.
Jim Nantz, aged 64, boasts an illustrious sportscasting career that began in the 1980s. He joined CBS in 1985 and has served as the lead play-by-play voice for the NFL on the network since 2004, establishing himself as a respected and enduring presence in the world of sports broadcasting.