Tony Romo Breaks his Left Collarbone In Costly Win for Cowboys

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 20: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field in the first quarter after an unsuccessful opening drive against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 20, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field in the first quarter after an unsuccessful opening drive against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 20, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Things were going just fine for the Dallas Cowboys, up 13-0 in the third quarter at the Philadelphia Eagles, when their worst nightmare happened.

Already down star receiver Dez Bryant, who has a broken foot and could miss 10-12 weeks, quarterback Tony Romo went down after a third-quarter sack and a fumble and clutched his left shoulder. It was announced in the press box at the end of the quarter that Romo had broken his left collarbone. To say the least, that put a damper on the Cowboys’ 20-10 win, which gave them their first 2-0 record since 2008.

It’s unclear exactly how many weeks Romo will miss, but it’ll be a while. Romo fractured his left clavicle in 2010. That happened in Week 7 and Romo didn’t play again that season. When Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in 2013, he missed seven games before returning for the regular-season finale.

Obviously the Cowboys will have a much tougher time replacing Romo than Bryant, and being without them both will likely be ruinous. Romo was hit on a pass play, braced his fall with his left arm, and then linebacker Jordan Hicks fell on Romo with all his weight and Romo stayed down grabbing his left shoulder.

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SOURCE: Yahoo Sports – Frank Schwab

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