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Who Will Replace Tony Romo On CBS If He's Still Playing Golf Sunday

tony romo smiles during the cbs upfronts

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Tony Romo attends the 2018 CBS Upfront at The Plaza Hotel on May 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

Tony Romo is participating in the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif. this weekend, the fourth PGA Tour event he's played in. He's missed the cut in his previous three tries.

However, Romo is off to a good start at the event. He shot two-under in today's first round, firmly putting himself in contention to make the grade.

If Romo avoids the cut, CBS Sports has an issue on its hands. He would have to play in the final round Sunday and would miss calling Bears-Vikings in Chicago.

Fortunately, the network reportedly has a plan in place if that happens. Boomer Esiason will slide into the booth, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.

If Romo makes the cut at the Safeway Open later this week, then Esiason would move from the “NFL Today” studio to the booth to broadcast the Bears-Vikings game Sunday afternoon to team with Jim Nantz.

Kickoff for Bears-Vikings is set for 4:25 p.m. ET and will be nationally televised. Romo is part of CBS' top broadcasting crew.

Esiason is an experienced fill-in though. He called Monday Night Football as an analyst on the radio for years and even had a stint in the booth with Al Michaels on ABC's Monday Night Football in 1998-99.