Joe Theismann thinks Tony Romo should retire
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As Tony Romo slowly approaches his expected midseason return from injury, at least one former quarterback believes he'd be better suited simply walking away from football.

Washington Redskins legend Joe Theismann, who had his NFL career brought to an end by a gruesome leg injury suffered on a Lawrence Taylor tackle, explained on "Monday Night Countdown" that he thinks Romo should retire.

"When I saw him play in Seattle, I saw a guy in harm's way," Theismann explained, via ESPN's Adam Schefter. "When you can't protect yourself at that position, that concerns me. He's going to get hit. He's going to go to the ground. He's going to hit that shoulder. You don't know what that next element is. I'm worried about Tony the man."

Injuries have certainly begun to mount for the Dallas Cowboys' star signal-caller of late, as his lengthy absence to start the regular season comes on the heels of a 2015 campaign in which he missed all but four games with a pair of fractured collarbones.

Retirement will presumably be a consideration for the 36-year-old sooner rather than later, but all indications are that he's focused on getting back on the field when cleared from his preseason back ailment.

A report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport on Sunday indicated that the Cowboys and Romo are targeting a Week 8 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles for his return.

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