Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) scrambles against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Garrett: Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo underwent back surgery Friday morning, done for season

All week, the entire sports world has been enthralled by the status of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. After reports began to surface earlier in the week that Romo would be ruled out for the rest of the season with a back injury and would not be able to take the field this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles in their NFC East Championship showdown, head coach Jason Garrett refuted the reports, saying there was still a chance the embattled signal caller could play.

On Friday, two days before the contest, that tune changed drastically as Garrett that Romo underwent back surgery to repair the herniated disks he was diagnosed with:

With the news, Kyle Orton will now be the starting QB on Sunday when the Cowboys take the field against the red hot Eagles.

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  • Old Frog

    Well let’s hope he pulls a P Manning and recovers completely…

  • SmartThinking

    It was inevitable. That limp told me a lot. Better for him now than later. By Spring Training? Not so fast!

  • Earl Robertson

    Romo is one tough dude all these babies on this team that sit out a month because of a hamstring could learn a lot but watching that redskins game again!