Romo a no-go for the rest of the season?
ESPN is currently reporting that Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is done for the season, thanks to a back injury sustained in the 4th quarter of the Cowboys come-from-behind victory over the Redskins on Sunday. Romo was injured while twisting himself awkwardly while trying to escape a sack and seemed to have difficulty putting weight on his right leg for the remainder of the game.
While Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett would only say Romo was receiving treatment for an injury, if he is indeed done for the season, Dallas would then turn to backup Kyle (Neckbeard) Orton. Given that the Cowboys' playoff hopes hinge on a victory over the Eagles on Sunday, that thought provides little comfort for Dallas fans. A Dallas Morning News poll is currently showing 39 percent of those who voted say the Cowboys have no chance to beat the Eagles without Romo, while 38 percent said Dallas would have likely lost with him anyway.
If yesterday was the end of the season for Romo, he finishes 2013 with an up and down season, highlighted by what some called his comeback guttiest victory in Sunday's game against the Redskins, and low lighted by soul crushing, last minute INTs that killed the Cowboys chances to win against the Packers and Broncos.
The only good news for Dallas, as I see it, is that Orton will have a full week of practice and might not be so prone to audible run calls to passes as Romo has reportedly been this season. Orton also won't be completely shy of game-action, as he saw some mop up duty two weeks ago when the Cowboys were routed by the Bears on a Monday night game in Chicago.
Stay tuned as, given Jerry Jones' love of publicity in lieu os actually winning, my guess is this story will change every day this week!