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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cowboys Injury Update: Tony Romo suffers back contusion

By on 10/28/2014 09:45:00 AM

The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Washington Redskins on Monday night, ending their six-game winning streak, and they looked likely to lose quarterback Tony Romo for awhile after he left the game with a back injury. But Romo was able to return to the game in the fourth quarter, and initial speculation suggests he has only suffered a contusion.

Romo has had back surgery twice in roughly the last year and a half, which is why the hit he took from Redskins' linebacker Keenan Robinson on Monday was a particular concern when he was down on the field. His most recent procedure came last December, after being injured in Week 16 against the Redskins, and he missed the regular season finale as a result.

X-rays on Romo's back came back negative Monday night, and he was able to return to the game after taking a painkilling shot. He is scheduled for an MRI Tuesday morning, at which point more will known about his status for Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals and presumably beyond. If Romo has to miss time, be it a single game or multiple games, Brandon Weeden would start in his place. It's worth noting the Cowboys play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London in Week 10, so a long flight would not be ideal for Romo if his back is still an issue.

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