Cowboys (Finally) Put Tony Romo on IR
What should've been done on Thanksgiving was finally done on Christmas.
The Dallas Cowboys (4-10) have placed Tony Romo on the injured reserve list, ending the quarterback's 2015 season for good. Romo was originally injured a Week 2 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, fracturing his collarbone on a hit by Jordan Hicks. Romo in Week 11 to oversee the Cowboys' victory over Miami, but suffered the same injury in a Thanksgiving loss to Carolina.
Romo's injuries have turned a season that started off with so much hope in Dallas into a lost cause, as the Cowboys have been unable to recover from the blows. The Cowboys went 3-1 in Romo's quartet of starts this season, but a replacement combo of Matt Cassel and the since-departed Brandon Weeden have combined for a 1-9 record, which included a 7 game losing streak. A third quarterback, Kellen Moore, is expected to make the start in the team's final two games of the season.
With the Cowboys participating in the woebegone NFC East division, which is currently led by the 7-7 Washington Redskins, the Cowboys held off on ending Romo's season with the possibility of a playoff appearance still in the cards. The Cowboys were a mere single game out of first place with a 19-16 Monday night win over the Redskins, but back-to-back losses, including a 19-16 home loss to the New York Jets last Saturday night, severed any chances the Cowboys had at the playoffs.
Romo is not the only Dallas superstar that won't see the field on Sunday. WR Dez Bryant is listed as doubtful for the team's penultimate game against the Buffalo Bills.
Geoff Magliocchetti hopes Cowboys fans now appreciate Tony Romo. Show you care on Twitter @GeoffMags5490
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