What a difference a day makes for Tony Romo. One day after leading the Dallas Cowboys to a dramatic come from behind win over the Washington Redskins, Tony Romo has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a back injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
An MRI performed today did not turn out the way the Cowboys had hoped.
This means that Romo will not be on the field when the Cowboys host the Eagles next Sunday with the NFC East division crown up for grabs, nor will he be on the field if the Cowboys make the playoffs. Kyle Orton will likely be Dallas’s new starting quarterback.
Romo appeared to be injured on a play in the 4th quarter after being tripped by Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson. Romo stayed on his feet, and completed a pass to Miles Austin before coming up limping. He finished the game and went on to lead Dallas to victory.
Romo acknowledged he was sore following the game, but didn’t think his injury was anything serious.
What this news means for the future of Jason Garrett and the rest of his coaching staff in Dallas is unclear.
The current circumstances in Big D though just took a major turn.