Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's season is officially over, and backup Kyle Orton's is about to begin. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett told news reporters Romo underwent back surgery Friday morning and will be placed on injured reserve. That confirms what a person with knowledge of the injury told USA TODAY Sports on Monday: Romo is done for the season and Orton will start Sunday's NFC East title game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Romo had a herniated disk that hobbled him during last week's comeback win over Washington, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Cowboys hadn't declared him out.
Tony Romo to have surgery, miss showdown with Eagles
USA Today | Dec 28