The Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys are squaring off in an NFC East championship game essentially on Sunday Night Football in week 17. The Cowboys got news on Monday that Tony Romo is dealing with a back issue, believed to be a herniated disc, and isn’t expected to play.
That shocked some of his Eagles opponents, like running back LeSean McCoy.
“I don’t believe that. Are you for sure?” McCoy said on 94 WIP radio, via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. ”I would love to have Romo out there. You want your best. You want everybody [playing for the NFC East title].
“You wait this long and put everything into it? The hard training in the offseason, get the new coach . . . We’re finally here at the last game . . . You put all your chips on the table . . . We’re all in.”
Head coach Chip Kelly praised Tony Romo and his play calling him one of the league’s top quarterbacks.
“Fourth-and-, game on the line, scrambles, keeps the ball alive, hits the mark to [running back DeMarco] Murray, and they win the game. I’m always on what you did last, and what he did last was pretty special,” Kelly said. “The way he avoided the rush, kept drives alive, I think he’s as talented a quarterback as there is in this league.
“He’s one of the really, really, really good quarterbacks we’ve seen, and I said that the first time we played him. If you’re a fan of just quarterback play, he’s pretty special.”