Report: Cowboys QB Tony Romo out for season with back injury

Report: Cowboys QB Tony Romo out for season with back injury
December 23, 2013, 4:45 pm
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The game-winning drive that Tony Romo pulled off against the Redskins yesterday will be his last of the season.

The Cowboys quarterback has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a back injury, according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Romo said that the back started to bother him during the game.

“Yeah, I tweaked it in the game,” he said after the Dallas win. “For whatever reason, just the twist or whatever that was, definitely just made it not feel comfortable.”

He wasn’t exactly sure when the injury happened but he said that he didn’t think about coming out of the game.

“You just play through it just like anything – it’s football,” he said.

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Despite being hurt Romo led a Dallas comeback from a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Redskins. He threw the game-winning touchdown pass to running back DeMarco Murray on a fourth and goal play from the 10 with 1:16 left to play.

Backup Kyle Orton will quarterback the Cowboys during their game against the Eagles next Sunday and, if they should win that, the playoffs.

The Cowboys’ first order of business will be to find a backup to Orton. They don’t have another QB on their roster or practice squad.