ARLINGTON, TX - A season that started out with so much promise now lies in ruin. The comeback of the century appears to have been too much for Tony Romo to shoulder.
Late in the 3rd quarter of Thursday`s game against the Panthers, Romo was sacked and re-injured the same collar bone that benched him for 7 games earlier this season. Jerry Jones confirmed that a CT scan revealed a hairline fracture in the healed portion of Romo`s clavicle.
Romo’s shoulder won`t require surgery but it will sideline him and likely the Cowboys hopes for a playoff run for the rest of the season. Romo shared his frustration after the game.
“I`m just very disappointed in not giving our team a chance to win today. They depend on me to go out there and perform at a certain level and when I let them down, let our team down, our coaches, our fan base, everybody, I mean, that`s what I did today and I have to live with that.”
So, now the Cowboys have to play without Romo for the next five weeks; which means it`s back to Matt Cassel who has yet to win a game for Dallas this season.
Thoughts turn to next season when Jerry and the rest of us will hopefully see Romo in one piece again.