Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; /Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) walks off the field after the Cowboys win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Credit for this photo goes to USA Today Sports.
The 2013 NFL regular season will end next Sunday night with the Philadelphia Eagles heading to Texas to face the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East division and a berth in the NFL playoffs.
But according to ESPN NFL Insider Adm Schefter, the Cowboys will be without quarterback Tony Romo after he suffered a significant back injury during yesterday’s win over the Washington Redskins:
For the 20th time in his career, Tony Romo led the Cowboys to a come-from-behind victory in a game they trailed in the fourth quarter or later. With their season on the line and trailing the Redskins 23-14, Romo led Dallas to consecutive scoring drives in the closing minutes, the last of which being a a nine-play touchdown drive with under two minutes to play, helping the Cowboys improve to 8-7 with a 24-23 victory.
It is worth pointing out that Romo underwent a minor procedure to remove a cyst on his back in April during this past offseason, and questions of the 33-year-old’s durability will certainly be an issue going forward, especially after he signed a six-year extension in March worth $108 million, including $55 million guaranteed.