Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is reportedly suffering from a broken finger on his throwing hand. The incident happened in the first play of overtime in a match between Dallas and Arizona, which Cowboys eventually lost 30-24.
The injury could leave Tony out of the NFL action for almost four weeks.
“The Cowboys quarterback was feeling “down” about the injury, a source close to Romo who had spoken with him Monday told ESPN’s Ed Werder, though he likely will miss only three games, with the Cowboys’ bye week coming four weeks from this past Sunday.”
Former Tampa Bay starter Brad Johnson is said to be taking the place left by him. Brad hasn’t started in a match since 2006 in Minnesota. Cowboys sport a 4-2 record in this season.
This is obviously a setback for them since Tony has been really phenomenal for them all through the last season, helping them to a 13-3 record, the best in NFC. He is under a $67.5 million contract with the Cowboys, spanning over a period of six years.
Coach Wade Phillips is expected to give an update on the injury in a press conference later in the afternoon. The team will travel to St. Louis to play the Rams this Sunday.
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