Here’s the deal … right after CBS made the move to swap out Simms for the Cowboys QB, Phil’s son, Chris Simms, went on Bleacher Report’s Simms & Lefkoe Podcast and said he was disappointed in the way things went down.
“I had to tell my dad first, before CBS or anybody, because I found out from an NFL insider,” Chris said.
But Phil tells TMZ Sports it just ain’t true — “Of course I knew. I didn’t tell him so it was probably my fault.”
The good news … Phil says he’s excited for the next phase of his career as an analyst on CBS’ “The NFL Today.”
We also asked if he had any advice for Romo — and it’s clear he thinks Tony will do great.