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Never say never: How the door remains ajar for a Tony Romo un-retirement

Never say never: How the door remains ajar for a Tony Romo un-retirement

For some Redskins fans, this day couldn't come soon enough. 

Tony Romo announced his retirement from the Cowboys on Tuesday, surprising many that expected the former Dallas passer to land with another team in one last attempt at a Super Bowl.

Plenty of speculation pointed towards Romo landing with the Texans, a team with a strong defense coming off repeated playoff visits. Romo in Houston made a lot of sense on a lot of levels, but as of now, don't expect to see No. 9 back in the NFL.

"Houston was at the top of the list of teams," he said on a conference call with reporters

CBS announced that Romo will pair with Jim Nantz as the network's top broadcast team, an esteemed position. In a conference call with reporters Romo explained that the decision was tough, but ultimately choosing television over football made more sense for his family.

"Family’s as important to me as anything."

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Pressed if he would play again, Romo said "there’s no part of me that wants to play." He explained that "I don’t envision coming out. Absolutely not."

All of that said, Romo uttered the three words that fans in Houston likely wanted to hear. 

"Never say never."

Again, Romo sounded like a guy that had seriously considered his options and decided to quit football. 

So did Brett Favre. 

So did Cris Carter. 

This situation is unique, however, in that the specter of injury looms large for Romo.

His back has suffered repeated significant injuries, and as far as quality of life goes, major back injuries danger the most mundane of life tasks. 

One more big hit or mistimed run could spell doom for Romo, and that is likely major, major factor in his retirement.

Then there is his relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Romo playing in Houston would be bad news for Jones, and it's possible the two men discussed that in some capacity. 

It seems Romo is done playing football. It sure seems like it. 

Then again, never say never.

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The due date of Kirk Cousins' baby is getting closer to a critical part of the NFL schedule

The due date of Kirk Cousins' baby is getting closer to a critical part of the NFL schedule

Once upon a time, one Redskins quarterback infamously announced that he was all in for Week 1. The Redskins' current QB, however, is most certainly not.

While talking to the media on Wednesday at his team's OTAs, Kirk Cousins said that the baby he and his wife, Julie, are expecting is projected to come earlier than the couple originally thought. That's, of course, tremendous news for the two, but it could also present a large issue due to what Cousins does for a living.

"Yeah, the baby's due in mid-September," he said. "Was supposed to be Week 2, but we got the 20-week ultrasound and they moved it up a week. So, we're looking for around Week 1, between Week 1 and Week 2. We're praying that it'll come on a day where it doesn't conflict with any important football matters."

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Again — congratulations to Kirk and Julie. Babies are fun and cute and they're worth a ton of Instagram likes and, overall, they're something worth celebrating. But when Cousins says he's hoping that the baby arrives on a non-gameday, he's not alone; the Redskins will have a much better shot of beating the Eagles on September 10 if he's under center and not Colt McCoy, after all.

Fortunately, any day that isn't a Sunday during that month should mean that the 28-year-old can enjoy the birth of his first child and Washington can enjoy having their franchise passer take the field in crucial early matchups. And whenever the next member of the Cousins clan finally does show up, Julie is prepared to run the show so her husband can run the offense.

"We're excited, and Julie's been great," Kirk said. "She's just been outstanding the whole time and she's already told me that she's going to carry the weight the first few months so I can focus on football, and she's gonna be a big help. We're looking forward to that. Lots to look forward to right now, I'm in a good place."

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The biggest addition, strength and question for each Redskins' 2017 opponent

The biggest addition, strength and question for each Redskins' 2017 opponent

You already know the Redskins' 2017 schedule. But do you know what makes each opponent on that schedule a threat, or what pressing question each of those teams needs to answer?

With free agency and the draft in the past, and OTAs now picking up, it's finally time to really start previewing the upcoming NFL season. With that in mind, CSNmidatlantic.com has created a gallery that does just that. 

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Look no further than the link above or below to find out the new faces the Redskins will be dealing with starting this fall, as well as where their foes are strongest. Plus, you'll get a look at a to-do item the 13 franchises that Washington's slated to play must address out in order for their own campaigns to be successful. 

As a Redskins fan, you're familiar with all things Burgundy and Gold. Allow this gallery to update you on everyone else.

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