Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING: Tony Romo Out For The Season

Tony Romo suffered a back injury in the middle of the fourth quarter of yesterday’s comeback win over the Washington Redskins, after avoiding a sack on a third and one. Romo struggled to hand-off or throw during the remainder of that series, but appeared to gain mobility back as the quarter went on.

Romo got what was being called a “precautionary MRI” today, and it appears the results were worse than anticipated.

This changes the whole complexion for this Sunday’s win-or-go-home showdown against the Cowboys, as they will now have to lean on backup quarterback Kyle Orton, rather than a top-10 quarterback in Romo.

I certainly wouldn’t pencil this game in as a win yet, due to the fact that the Cowboys have a backup in Orton, who has one some games in his career, and a hot running-back in DeMarco Murray.

Even taking that into account, the Eagles were considered favorites going into the game, and should win by ten-plus, and cruise into the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

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