CBS analyst and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo walks along the sideline before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

The Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to retired quarterback Tony Romo before he called one of hhis former team's home games as a CBS lead analyst for the first time.

There was an inset shot of Romo watching the highlight tape as the crowd cheered before the Cowboys’ game with the Kansas City Chiefs.  He responded by applauding toward them as the video ended.


When the giant board switched to a full shot of Romo, he shook his head briefly as if touched by the gesture.

Romo, the franchise leader in passing yards and touchdowns, lost the job last year when Dak Prescott replaced him after a back injury and led the Cowboys to a club-record 11 straight wins.

There was a large "Welcome Home 9" sign on top of field-level suites behind an end zone. Fans also brought their own signs to thank Romo and welcome him back.