According to an insider source, Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo will be on the shelf for the rest of the season. Romo sustained a back injury in the third quarter against the Redskins. Just after a magical victory at FedEx Field, the Cowboys lose their most valuable player. Although he is much maligned, there is a clear indication that Tony Romo makes this team a much better one instead of Kyle Orton.
Tony Romo is by far the best player on this Cowboys roster. Without Romo, the Cowboys would not have been able to drive downfield for a game-winning drive against the Redskins. Romo is and has been the Cowboys’ franchise quarterback for years. He has already broken records from old Cowboys players, such as Troy Aikman & Roger Staubach. Romo is a guy that is just irreplaceable for this team.
Back injuries are not new for Romo. The undrafted quarterback sat out for much of the offseason because of a procedure that removed a cyst from his back. After the game, Jerry Jones said he tweaked his back a little. While, Jason Garrett said it was a foot injury. There were a few throws where Romo came up in dismay. Romo clearly showed his toughness by finishing the game, as well as guiding the Cowboys down the field in the last
minute for a go-ahead touchdown.
It is not certain yet, but if all reports are true, Kyle Orton will be your new starting quarterback in Dallas. Orton was a starter in Denver, Chicago, and for a little in Kansas City. Orton has a career starting record of 35-34. Orton’s last start was in 2011 with the Chiefs. If you can remember, Orton led the Chiefs to beat the then undefeated Green Bay Packers. With the loss of Tony Romo, the Philadelphia Eagles will become heavy, heavy favorites for the “NFC East title” in week 17. Losing Romo is a big loss for a team that was already depleted by injuries.