When Tony Romo spun out of a sack and completed a pass to keep the Dallas Cowboys alive on Sunday, it was another case of a miracle play by a quarterback who has a career of them. According to ESPN on Dec. 23, that spin caused Romo to herniate his disk in the lumbar region and he will miss the rest of the season with the injury.
With Dallas forced to win in their season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles to make the playoffs, it seems that Romo's injuries might have just killed the Cowboys' chances. It also might mean that every coach on the Cowboys' roster might get fired when the season comes to an end.
While head coach Jason Garrett said that Romo had not been ruled out of the Eagles game, he said that the team will take it day by day and see how his treatment goes throughout the week. However, sources say that Romo needs surgery to fix his back.
This is the third year in a row that the Dallas Cowboys will head into the final game of the NFL season with the NFC East on the line. In all three years, Dallas just needed to win to make the playoffs and in the last two they lost. This year, rumors indicate that if the Dallas Cowboys miss the playoffs again, Jerry Jones might fire his entire coaching staff - including Jason Garrett.
There is a chance that Romo's injuries could buy a short reprieve for the coaches, but honestly, after the way the Dallas Cowboys have played this season, a change might be needed and this Tony Romo injury might be the thing that finally causes Jerry Jones to hit the reset button.