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: Last week may have been Tony Romo’s ‘finest hour’


The Dallas Cowboys announced that an injury to Tony Romo’s back required surgery, which he underwent on Friday morning. That has ended the quarterback’s season and forced Kyle Orton into the starting line up.

That means last week’s win over the Washington Redskins was done while playing injured. Another example of Romo’s toughness. Head coach Jason Garrett went as far as to suggest that it was his finest hour

“Tony did an unbelievable job,” Garrett said, via Pro Football Talk. “He might have had his finest hour against the Redskins last week. What he did at the end of that ball game, under the circumstances, is pretty special. We talk about mental toughness being your best, regardless of circumstances. There were a lot of circumstances going against him and he certainly rose to the occasion and somehow, some way, helped us win that ball game. He made a lot of big plays down the stretch, certainly the touchdown to DeMarco was something else. A real tribute to him, his approach, his mental toughness, his physical toughness.”

Romo is also reportedly very upset about missing the season finale and a chance to secure an NFC East title and playoff berth, but the Cowboys are riddled with injuries and likely would’ve faced a first round exit. Romo is expected to be ready by OTAs.

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