Tony Romo is reportedly joining CBS and replacing Phil Simms as its No. 1 analyst

It looks as if CBS will win the Tony Romo sweepstakes with an offer that was just too good to pass up.

According to Sports Business Journal, Romo will join CBS and be paired with Jim Nantz as part of the network's No. 1 NFL broadcast crew. Romo will be replacing former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms.

Adam Schefter of ESPN echoed the report, adding that an announcement was expected Tuesday.

It has long been accepted that Romo would become a network analyst once his playing days were over. So when it was reported Tuesday that Romo was going to retire from the Dallas Cowboys rather than extend his career with another team, speculation immediately turned to which network would land the budding television star.

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IRVING, TX - 2005: Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys poses for his 2005 NFL headshot at photo day in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Getty Images)
OXNARD, CA - JULY 30: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys passes during the first day of training camp on July 30, 2005 in Oxnard, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (L) talks to Terrell Owens before the NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte October 29, 2006. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws during warmups before taking on the Washington Redskins in their National Football League game in Landover, Maryland, November 5, 2006. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo leaves the field after the Cowboys were defeated by Seattle Seahawks in their NFC Wild Card NFL playoff football game in Seattle, January 6, 2007. REUTERS/Richard Clement (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo calls signals against the Miami Dolphins during fourth quarter NFL football action in Miami September 16, 2007. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (L) and Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones smile at a news conference held to announce Romo's six-year $67.5 million contract extension in Irving, Texas, October 30, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
Quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before the NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 10, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws the ball prior to his pre-season NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego, August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Stan Liu (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (L) drops back to pass as he is rushed by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson in the first half of their NFL football game in Irving, Texas December 20, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reacts during the second half of NFL football action against the Baltimore Ravens in Irving, Texas December 20, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws against the Washington Redskins during second half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland December 27, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo stands on the sideline during the second half after being injured against the New York Giants in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas October 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo looks to the sideline during a timeout in the second quarter of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts October 16, 2011. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL HEADSHOT)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo smiles on the sideline against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reacts as he leaves the field after beating the Miami Dolphins in their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas November 24, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Tiger Woods and his amateur playing partner Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo wait to tee off on the sixth hole at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club during the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, California, February 10, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett watches as quarterback Tony Romo warms up before the start of their NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) yells at an official over what he believed to be a missed pass interference call against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL football game in San Diego, California September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) leaves the field after greeting Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (R) at the end of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland December 30, 2012. The Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys 28-18 on Sunday to claim the NFC East crown for the first time since 1999 and deny their bitter rivals a spot in the postseason. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) reacts after getting sacked in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. The Packers beat the Cowboys 37-36. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) celebrates with vice president of public relations Rich Dalrymple after defeating the Detroit Lions 24-20 in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
August 23, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) hands off to running back Darren McFadden (20) during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys fan holds up a sign in support of quarterback Tony Romo (9) (not pictured) against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that part of the appeal of working with CBS for Romo, a scratch golfer, was that he could also be able to work as an analyst during the network's golf coverage.

Schefter reports that Romo will not work as a golf analyst immediately, saying it could happen "down the line." According to Schefter, Romo wants to "focus on football" for now.

One notable aspect of the decision to join CBS is that it primarily covers AFC games. That means there will be fewer opportunities for Romo to cover Cowboys games from the booth.

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