The Cowboys put themselves in this position with some late-game heroics from their embattled QB Tony Romo, who shoved it in everyone’s face by engineering a fourth quarter comeback against the Washington Redskins to keep their hopes alive.
Now, though, it seems that they’re going to have to get to the playoffs without him as the MRI results on his back were apparently bad enough that Adam Schefter is reporting that Romo is out for the season:
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
This comes as a bit of a surprise, while many knew that Romo was hurting and was having the MRI, no one thought that the injury would be bad enough that he would be removed from action like this.
Now, the playoff fate of the Cowboys against an Eagles team coming off a 54-11 drubbing of the Chicago Bears is in the hands of veteran Kyle Orton.