The Dallas Cowboys are playing the Tony Romo injury extremely smart. On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Tony Romo would be out for the season. According to viable sources, Romo has a herniated disc in the lumbar region, and it’s going to require surgery.
Soon after, Jason Garrett stated during a press conference that Tony Romo has not been ruled out of the week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. With the NFC East title on the line, this might be the only play the Dallas Cowboys could make.
As far as it should be concerned, Tony Romo has no chance to play on Sunday. Kyle Orton will be the starter and the Cowboys will be preparing for life without Romo. However, there’s no reason for Dallas to let the Eagles get comfortable with their preparation.
As long as Dallas can’t have Tony Romo out there, at least they can act like he’s going to be available. That’s why the Cowboys are ready to evaluate Tony Romo’s injury daily. Romo will be under intense treatment throughout the week, and he might even be a game time decision. Yet, don’t expect to see Tony Romo on that field when the division title is on the line.
This game belongs to Kyle Orton and it will be his job to run that Dallas offense. Kyle Orton has a (35-34) record as a starting quarterback.