Tony Romo, Sean Lee to Miss Game vs. Eagles on Sunday
The Eagles will be facing Kyle Orton on Sunday night, that's because ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the back injury that Tony Romo's suffered on Sunday is season-ending. Romo, who has 31 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and 3,828 yards on the season.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Tony Romo's season-ending back injury is a herniated disc, and that he requires surgery.
Romo spun free from the pocket in the fourth quarter Sunday and appeared to tweak something in his back or leg, leaving him limping throughout the rest of the comeback win.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett danced around the issue at Monday's presser, claiming Romo would undergo treatment before the team made a determination on his Week 17 status.
Romo completed 17-of-27 passes for 226 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 24-23 Week 16 win at Washington.
That leaves Orton to make his first start since 2011, he was a regular starter in NFL from '08-'11. In 51 starts, he went 35-34. He has 69 games of starting experience, but is the owner of a career 79.7 quarterback rating, 58.4 completion percentage and 6.6 YPA.
Another crushing blow for the Cowboys today, linebacker Sean Lee is considered doubtful for the game against Philadelphia. Lee was "hopeful" he would be able to play in Week 17 but it now seems like that he, just like Romo will miss the winner-take-all-game.