Romo Out For Season

Posted: December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

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If the Dallas Cowboys have any hope of avoiding their third consecutive loss in a division clinching season finale, they’ll have to do it without All-Pro QB Tony Romo. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the 33-year old signal-caller will miss the remainder of the season (including potential postseason games) with a back injury. Romo suffered the injury evading the Washington pass rush in the Cowboys’ 24-23 victory on Sunday afternoon.

For a player as maligned as Romo and for the team that he commands, the injury couldn’t come at a worse time. This was the veteran’s third chance to clinch the division in the final week in as many seasons. In 2011, Dallas fell in New York before succumbing to the Redskins in Landover in 2012. 

Romo’s replacement, veteran Kyle Orton, has plenty of experience. The 31-year old has played in 74 career games (69 starts). However, the former Purdue Boilermaker has not started since 2011 with Kansas City. Orton has never started or played in a postseason game, making the magnitude of this weekend’s affair all the more intriguing for fans of both Philadelphia and Dallas.

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