Tony Romo said all right the right things in his first appearance as a media member.

It was almost as if he had done it before.

After being introduced as CBS’ in-booth replacement for Phil Simms, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback confirmed that it was a “very difficult decision” to hang up his pads, and that he strongly considered playing for another Texas team.

“Houston was at the top of the list of teams that I looked at,” Romo said, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.

Romo said that after talking with CBS since near the end of his season, it became clear that he wanted to join their top broadcast team.

“Knowing what I want to do the next 15, 20, 30 years, I really felt as though it was the right decision at this time,” Romo said. “I’m really excited about the new challenge ahead. I didn’t come to this conclusion lightly.”

The 36-year-old didn’t totally jump into a media persona right away, refusing to answer when he was asked what the Texans should do at quarterback without him.

“I would love to pretend I’m a GM for the Houston Texans,” said Romo, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “Since I’m not, I’ll let you ask him that question.”

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