The Dallas Cowboys suffered another blow in the teams 20-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Quarterback Tony Romo was knocked to the turf in the middle of the third quarter and landed awkwardly on his left shoulder. Romo was pulled from the game and taken to the locker room for observation.
The Cowboys officially announced that Tony had sustained a fractured clavicle. Romo returned to the sideline dressed in street clothes and in a sling. Following the victory Romo took to the podium saying “I’ll be back. It will just take a little bit of time you just have to deal with it.”
Romo sustained a similar injury in 2010 which caused him to miss the final 10 games of that year. Since 2010 he had never missed more than one game in a season. There has been no timetable set for a return although the widespread speculation seems to be around eight weeks.
Brandon Weeden took over for Romo in the third quarter and did a solid job filling the void. Weeden completed all seven of his pass attempts for 73 yards and a touchdown. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that for now the plan is to move forward with Brandon Weeden as the teams starting quarterback.
According to Romo when he gets back to Dallas he will have a CT scan to assess the injury. From there the team will form a plan to get Tony back as quickly as possible.
The Cowboys next game is sunday against the 2-0 Atlanta Falcons.
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