Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss next Sunday's pivotal game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
He has a back injury and will miss the rest of the season, according to Schefter.
It's a huge loss.
Romo orchestrated a late comeback against Washington on Sunday to save Dallas' season. Now he won't be on the field in a winner-take-all NFC East title game.
Kyle Orton will start in his place. He's perfectly average, but he doesn't have a ton of experience in recent years:
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The Cowboys don't have another quarterback on their roster besides these two, so they'll likely make a move this week.
The game is on Sunday night on NBC.
The line swung 4.5 points on the news:
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