Glazer: Romo has herniated disc, not ruled out vs. Eagles

BY foxsports • December 23, 2013

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has a herniated disc and is evaluting his options after a back flare-up, FOX Sports 1 Insider Jay Glazer reports.

ESPN reported earlier that Romo would miss the rest of the season because of the back injury, but Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said at a Monday news conference that his starting QB was day to day and was not ruled out to play Sunday vs. the Eagles.

An MRI had been scheduled for Monday after a back flare-up that looked like a leg injury when Romo limped around the possession before a drive that ended with a fourth-down pass to DeMarco Murray and gave Dallas a 24-23 win over the Redskins on Sunday.

Dallas owner Jerry Jones says the Cowboys said on his radio show Tuesday that his quarterback has proven he can play with pain but won't if doctors advise against it.

Romo completed 17 of 27 passes for 226 yards with two touchdowns and played much of the game with back pain. He was limping noticeably after a couple of plays in the fourth quarter.

"I took a hit that kind of triggered it a little bit. ... I felt it after that play, the rest of the game," Romo said Sunday. "You just play through it, just like anything in football."

The Cowboys (8-7) play the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) this coming Sunday at Cowboys Stadium for the NFC East title. If Romo doesn't start, Dallas apparently would have to go with backup Kyle Orton instead of the team's franchise QB.

"It looked like he got leg-whipped or kicked somehow," Garrett said Sunday. "He certainly was hobbling around a little bit and you just suck it up, pull your sock up, spit on it and keep going."

Romo had offseason back surgery but said the pain was coming from the opposite side of that procedure.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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