Tony Romo recognized at Texas legislature

AUSTIN - Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was recognized on the Senate floor in the Texas Legislature Wednesday.

Why?

Because, well, football.

Romo, who was recently replaced by Dak Prescott as quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, announced recently that he is throwing in the towel. But he's not giving up the game completely. He will now pursue broadcasting.

Texas senators wished Romo well on his next chapter in life. He was also recognized for his achievements in football and his community involvement. He has collaborated with United Way, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

While Romo was on the senate floor, Sen. Van Taylor couldn't resist taking a selfie with the football star:

 

And Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick let Romo gavel them back in before he declared they are all off for the day:

 

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