Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) walks off the field after defeating the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
The 2013 NFL regular season will end 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 ESPN NFL Insider Adm Schefter reported Monday the Cowboys will be without quarterback Tony Romo after he suffered a significant back injury during Sunday’s win over the Washington Redskins:
And this just in: Cowboys Head coach Jason Garrett revealed at his press conference today that not only is Romo ruled out for Sunday, but he’s already having surgery today on his back and will soon be placed on the injured reserve list.
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.
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.
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