There’s good news and bad news for the Dallas Cowboys. Let’s start with the good news I guess. Despite their loss to the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving, they’re still in playoff contention, mostly because the NFC East is bad and a losing record could very well win the division. The bad news is the Cowboys are, um, a bad football team having lost eight of their last nine games. Also, and this is probably the most important part, their quarterback Tony Romo is likely out for the season following yet another injury to his left shoulder. This, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.
Here is the play where Romo got injured.
Now, there are several other reports claiming x-rays were inconclusive and that a return this year is still possible. A CT scan awaits Romo sometime Friday.
As Ian Rapoport also notes, the decision to shut down Romo because the Cowboys are out of the playoffs is “different from the medical one.” Which, OK, that makes sense. But even if Romo could go, how effective could he be? Two injuries to the same arm in less than two months – his arm hanging like a noodle for the last three or four games of the season?
That just seems stupid and unwise. But then again, this is a Jerry Jones operation. Unwise decisions about personnel are kinda his thing.
*UPDATE: Tony Romo suffered a hairline fracture of his collarbone. He is out for the season.