The Dallas Cowboys got a win over the Washington Redskins and were headed into a match up with the Philadelphia Eagles that would determine the NFC East champion and representative in the playoff. The Cowboys got bad news when they learned that Tony Romo suffered a back injury.
“He’s going through treatment, beginning (Monday) and if that treatment has the positive implications that it certainly has the chance to have then he should not be ruled out in any way for this game,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “Tony knows our game plan like the palm of his hand, to the end that he doesn’t practice this week or practice as much this week as he normally would have … there’s no doubt in my mind he can step in there without that practice and give us every opportunity to win the game.
“A lot of options open here. We won’t be getting into one way or the other, the detail as far as Tony’s medical aspect is concerned because No. 1, we can’t. That’s against the rules to talk about those kinds of details. The facts are, I’ll assure you that structurally, if his doctor clears him, which he can, and it’s possible … he could very well play.”
Romo, Jones and the doctor met to discuss the injury.
“Tony was there with his doctor looking over his situation, and we discussed at length what the situation was and what his thoughts were on it and I talked to the doctor two different times yesterday,” Jones said. “We went over all the different aspects of it, and what they were doing to treat him to potentially get him in shape to play this weekend.”