News was reported on Monday that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo would be shut down for the season, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have denied those reports. They remain adamant that their star quarterback could still play in the regular season finale and it appears that Romo is holding out hope as well.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Romo still wants to play despite the injury. Unfortunately, he will likely be unable to do so.
Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, Romo wants to play with a herniated disc but most likely can’t.
Despite Romo’s willingness to play, we wouldn’t expect to see him on the field against the Philadelphia Eagles with the NFC East title on the line.
Of course, this is the Dallas Cowboys so anything could happen, but Romo’s long-term health is the most important thing for Dallas.
The most likely situation is that Dallas is attempting to keep the Eagles defense on their toes heading in to Week 17, so we will have to see if anyone falls in to their trap.