Tony Romo out for the season

The Dallas Cowboys will be without QB Tony Romo (back) this week for their “win-and-your-in” game vs the Philadelphia Eagles. From Rotoworld:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Tony Romo’s back injury is season-ending.

It’s a thunderbolt of bad news for the Cowboys as they gear up for Sunday’s winner-take-all showdown with the Eagles, and a testament to Romo’s toughness after he played through the injury against the Redskins. It’s remarkable Romo was able to finish Sunday’s game. It leaves Kyle Orton as the Cowboys’ Week 17 starter. Owner Jerry Jones made Orton one of the league’s highest-paid backups in 2012, giving him a three-year, $10.5 million deal. Orton has attempted just 15 passes since arriving in Big D. He should give the Cowboys a fighting chance, but the Eagles are now the prohibitive favorites to claim the NFC East crown. Romo finishes 2013 the owner of 3,828 yards and a 31:10 TD:INT ratio. He hasn’t missed a game since 2010.

It puts the finishing touch on the NFC “Least” for 2013. It looks like the Eagles have the clear advantage to win the division. They will be another “cellar to the penthouse” story this season.

The Giants lost their first six games, the Redskins’ family tree collapsed and now Romo’s injury made things easy for the Eagles to rebound from a 4-12 2012 to a division title in 2013.

3 comments
cole3244
cole3244

a stadium with some great memories for the nfl & fb closes tonight. 

we might never see the brilliance of walsh, montana, & rice again, but i'm glad i was around to see them. 

talent like that should be appreciated by everyone.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Dal has the worst Week 17 record in the NFL since 2000 at 2-11 so maybe it won't be the worst thing for Dal. Orton has experience and perhaps he can game manage them to a win and avoid Romo's typical big game blunders vs a Phi team that isn't that good either. Call me crazy but I might be more likely to put my money on Dal now than before.

Brunstah
Brunstah

@Brian Webster Orton wil not be able to carry that horrible defense. Unless Philly does not show up it will be a 50-17 win for them.