Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hasn’t been ruled out for the season yet, but it is doubtful that he is able to play in next week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. That said, Romo is going to do whatever he can to play, and he proved his toughness by playing through that herniated disc and leading the Cowboys to a critical, nail-biting victory over the Washington Redskins.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Romo received an epidural injection for his herniated disc, but he adds that it will take a couple of days to gauge just how effective the shot was. Romo’s status for this week’s division-deciding game is a total toss-up, and there’s little doubt that losing the top ten QB would be devastating for the Cowboys. The incredible play of Romo, Dez Bryant, and DeMarco Murray shouldn’t be lost on fans, as those three have enabled the Cowboys to overcome a horrendous defense. Without those three stars, the Cowboys wouldn’t even be close to this position, and they’ve all showed plenty of moxie and have immense chips on their shoulders due to the unfair criticisms levied against them.
It was reported that Romo will miss the remainder of the season, but that remains to be seen. He’s still trying his hardest to play this week, which is something that should surprise nobody; Romo is as tough as they come. The Jones’s have been predictably mum on Romo’s status and have unsurprisingly denied reports that Romo will miss the Eagles game. I mean, it wouldn’t make sense to show their hand to the Eagles either, so you can’t read into what the Cowboys are saying.
Interestingly enough, Werder reports that the source is “very skeptical” that Romo is able to play, and I think that’s how we should look at this situation- with a healthy does of skepticism regarding his chances of playing.