Is Tony Romo Out for the Season?
On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys took on the Washington Redskins in a game that decided if they would remain in the playoff hunt. All it took was a little luck for the Cowboys to come back in the fourth quarter and throw a game winning touchdown with a little over a minute left to win 24-23.
But seems like a little luck was all that the Cowboys could find. It is being reported that quarterback Tony Romo further aggravated his back, which he had surgery on last summer, meaning he may be done for the season.
While this is what's being reported, owner Jerry Jones said via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News "All I’m saying is he has back spasms, symptoms that we’re treating as we go along in the week to see if he will play. There is nothing structurally that will rule him out if he feels good and is cleared to play. Nothing.’’
Head coach Jason Garrett has also denied the rumors saying they will not make a decision on Romo's status until game day. So to say it simply, if he thinks he can play he will. He went on to say "We have not made that determination. Like with any player the day after the game, we just want to see what the injury is."
Romo didn't deny the injury after the game, but claimed it was only a tweak, saying "I tweaked it in the game. For whatever reason, just the twist or whatever it was definitely just made it not feel comfortable."
So what if Romo can't start Sunday in the game versus the Philidelphia Eagles in a win or go home situation? Then all of the responsibility falls to the only other quarterback currently on the team's roster, Kyle Orton, who is 35-34 as a starter. Some sources are also reporting that the team is bringing in several veteran quarterbacks for workouts with intentions of signing one of them to the team.
Now if you ask me, I would rather Romo be on the sidelines. I don't like him as a quarterback and he always seems to crack under pressure, last Sunday being an exception. But at the same time I'm not satisfied with Orton, or any other veteran quarterback who doesn't know the team taking the field either.
Although I might not agree with who takes the field Sunday, I will be standing by my Cowboys thru thick and thin. It's going to take a lot of luck to pull out a win versus the Eagles.