ROMO’S first Cow­boys as­sign­ment is Nov. 5.

The Dallas Morning News - - FRONT PAGE - By BARRY HORN Staff Writer bhorn@dal­las­news.com Twit­ter: @bhorn55

Tony Romo will have to wait un­til Nov. 5 to work his first Cow­boys game. As CBS’ lead an­a­lyst, the rookie broad­caster will be along­side vet­eran play-by-play voice Jim Nantz when the Kansas City Chiefs visit AT&T Sta­dium in a na­tion­ally tele­vised 3:25 p.m. game in Week 9.

Romo and Nantz will be back at AT&T Sta­dium on Thanks­giv­ing Day when CBS broad­casts the Los Angeles Charg­ers-Cow­boys at 3:30 p.m. The Cow­boys’ Thanks­giv­ing game tra­di­tion­ally draws the most view­ers for any reg­u­lar-sea­son game.

Those are CBS’ only two sched­uled Cow­boys games dur­ing the 2017 sea­son.

CBS does have two na­tion­ally tele­vised pre­sea­son games. Romo and Nantz likely would work the Kansas City Chiefs-Seattle Sea­hawks on Aug. 25 or the Los Angeles Rams-Charg­ers on Aug. 26.

Come the reg­u­lar sea­son, CBS has six games on the open­ing Sun­day, but none are in the na­tional 3:25 p.m. win­dow. Romo and Nantz un­doubt­edly will work one of them. With the Cow­boys play­ing on NBC’s Sun­day Night Foot­ball, CBS would be clear to send any of the five noon games to Dal­las-Fort Worth. The game Romo works likely would have the most in­ter­est lo­cally.

If CBS doesn’t pen­cil in the Nantz-Romo game for D-FW, KTVT (Chan­nel 11) could re­quest it. Should Nantz-Romo be sad­dled with the 3:05 p.m. Indianapolis Colts-Rams game, D-FW, which will be get­ting the Fox na­tional 3:25 p.m. broad­cast that fea­tures the Seattle Sea­hawks at Green Bay Pack­ers, will have to wait to catch Romo on Chan­nel11.

Fox also has the na­tional game in Week 2. Nantz and Romo get their first 3:25 p.m. kick­off in Week 3. They’ll work ei­ther the Cincinnati Ben­gals at Green Bay Pack­ers or Kansas City Chiefs at Charg­ers.

CBS also doesn’t take over pro­duc­tion of the Thurs­day night NFL Net­work games un­til the fourth week. NBC, with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in the booth, will pro­duce the sec­ond and third Thurs­days on NFL Net­work exclusive games.

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