Former NFL head coach Bill Parcells is never one to shy away from speaking his mind. Parcells says what he feels with no filter and that's exactly what happened when referring to former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Parcells recently talked about his former quarterback and his decision to retire rather than extend his NFL career with another team. The two-time Super Bowl winner said the following about Romo and his surprising decision to call it a career, via Gary Myers of the New York Daily News:
“I was glad he retired,” Parcells told the Daily News. “Enough is enough. You got to know, this is hazardous to your health.”
Along with saying he thought Romo made the right decision, he seems to think the opposite of the recently re-signed tight end, Jason Witten. Parcells feels as if Witten should've retired as well, via Myers:
“I wish Jason Witten had retired.”
Romo really struggled to stay healthy the last two years. The veteran quarterback played a total of five games over the course of the last two seasons and may have very well made the right decision to walk away when he did.
As for Witten, the longtime Cowboys tight end is the image of durability in the NFL. Witten has played in all but one regular season game for Dallas since he joined the team back in 2003. The Tennessee product isn't getting any younger as he's set to turn 35 next month, but he can still get it done and has been rewarded for his efforts with a four-year contract extension.
With Witten under contract for another four years and Romo ready to get his broadcasting career underway, the attention turns to Dak Prescott in Dallas. Prescott will look to guide his Cowboys back into the playoffs after an incredible rookie season and will no longer have a star veteran looking over his shoulder on the sidelines.