Reports are circulating that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is done for the rest of the season with a herniated disk. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is telling reporters that no decision has been made.
Romo and the Cowboys (8-7) rallied late to defeat the Washington Redskins in Week 16 to keep their playoff hopes alive. Now with a winner take all game against the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC East title the quarterback will be forced to the sidelines.
After Sunday’s game Romo acknowledged his back was hurt but seemed optimistic.
“That triggered it a little bit,” Romo said Sunday. “Whatever the kid did on that one play, it really sent something that didn’t feel comfortable.
“But it’s in a completely different spot than the back stuff I had last year, so that’s a good sign.”
Cowboys QB Tony Romo has been ruled out the rest of the season due to his back injury, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2013
Romo completed 17 of 27 passes for 226 yards, including the game-winning touchdown to DeMarco Murray on fourth-and-goal from the Washington 10 with 1:08 to play.
Kyle Orton will start for the Cowboys in Week 17.