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.