Jason Garrett walked to the podium at the Cowboys practice facility on Monday afternoon like it was a normal day.

He smiled to reporters and asked how they were doing.

Things were not normal.

But Garrett tried to make it as such.

Quarterback Tony Romo has back issues so severe sources are telling ESPN he will miss the rest of the season.

Garrett won't confirm Romo's absence for the Eagles game on Sunday. Garrett handed out the standard answers for Romo as if he were the defensive end and not the franchise quarterback.

Treatment and evaluation is what Garrett basically said.

The loss of Romo might be too much to overcome for the Cowboys. Losing Romo will hurt on the field but emotionally the Cowboys might be unable to handle this.

This entire season has been drama filled.

Jay Ratliff's feud with Jerry Jones, the loss of Anthony Spencer to knee surgery, Brian Waters season-ending triceps tear, Dez Bryant's outburst in Detroit, his departure from the field at Cowboys Stadium with 1:21 remaining in the game, a change in the structure to who signals in the plays, defensive injuries and now this.