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Tony Romo Likely Out for Sunday’s Showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles


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The Dallas Cowboys receive some terrible news on Monday as they found out there is a good chance that pro bowl quarterback Tony Romo will more than likely not play in their winner take all game against the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday.  He suffered what is being called a herniated disk during last Sunday’s 24-23 win over the Washington Redskins.

This is not the first time we’ve had heard of issues with Tony Romo’s back this year. The Cowboys’ franchise quarterback missed OTAs and minicamp in the spring after having an April surgery to remove a cyst on his back.

Now head coach Jason Garrett has yet to rule Romo out for Sunday’s contest though as he said this to the media on Monday, “We have not made that determination at all at this point.  Like with any player the day after a game, you just want to see what the injury is. We’ve done that with Tony.  We wanted to get him involved in treatment as quickly as we can, and we started that process.”

If Romo is unable to go against Philly, his replacement will be veteran Kyle Orton, who was a starter in Chicago, Denver and Kansas City before signing with the Cowboys before the 2012 season. Orton is currently the only other quarterback on the roster, as Alex Tanney was signed off the team’s practice squad by Cleveland on November 26th.  Coach Garrett also said that the team does plan on signing another quarterback to back up Orton if he is indeed the starter for the season finale.  Kickoff for Sunday’s game is set for 7:30pm from AT&T Stadium in Dallas and can be seen on FOX.


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