The Dallas Cowboys will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the season finale with out quarterback Tony Romo. He underwent surgery on Friday morning ending his season and his wide receiver, Dez Bryant, feels for him.
“I feel for him,” Bryant said, via Clarence Hill of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. “I hope he has a speedy recovery, which I know he is. And we’re going to try to get this W for him.”
That means the Cowboys will rely on back up Kyle Orton to get the job done. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said that is why they gave Orton a three-year $10.5 million deal.
“This is exactly the circumstances,” Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Thursday. “We know that to make that kind of commitment to your backup quarterback, you’ve got to anticipate it being a very significant time. Well, one of the significant times is if you’ve positioned yourself to be able to compete for a championship.”
“He’s the quality backup quarterback that allows you to do that, and that’s exactly what we thought we were getting when we agreed to make that commitment with him,” Jones said. “This is it. There’s only one or two times that can justify that, and this is one of those.”