Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) watches from the bench against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo ruled out rest of the season with back injury


This Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys will welcome in the Philadelphia Eagles to AT&T Stadium for a showdown that, after Sunday’s events, will be for the NFC East Championship and a trip to the playoffs.

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:

 

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.

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