‘Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing’: Skip Bayless Had a Scorching Take on Tony Romo’s Retirement

As we posted about yesterday, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo retired from the NFL to take the No. 1 analyst job for CBS — where he’ll call the network’s featured game each week with longtime play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.

Wednesday on Undisputed, Skip Bayless — a longtime Cowboys fan and Romo apologist — offered a scorching postscript on Romo’s NFL career by quoting William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

“This sums up Tony Romo’s career,” Bayless said, preparing to quote the Bard. “‘A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.'”

Romo threw for more yards and touchdowns than any quarterback in the illustrious history of the Dallas Cowboys — including NFL Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.

But he didn’t come close to replicating the postseason success of those two players, both of whom won multiple Super Bowls. In fact, Aikman won more championships (three) than Romo won playoff games (two).

In the end, Bayless wrote off Romo’s prolific regular seasons as meaningless. “I defended him for years on TV,” Bayless said. “Just because I’m a Cowboys fan. And I tried to love him, and I tried to embrace him. And he always left me a little disappointed and a whole lot frustrated.”

Watch above, via Fox Sports 1.

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