Cowboys QB Tony Romo is out for today’s critical NFC matchup against the conference-leading Cardinals.
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Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will miss today’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, who lead the NFC in winning percentage this season, as a result of a back injury suffered on Monday night against Washington, according to multiple reports. Cowboys backup QB Brandon Weeden will start for the team in his stead.
Romo had missed several practices this week, and owner Jerry Jones had indicated that Romo would be a game-day decision.
Ian Rapoport reported that the story broke when Romo called into the team to say he wasn’t ready to play:
#Cowboys coaches expected Tony Romo to show up and talk his way in. But Romo made the call last night that he couldn’t play today, I’m told.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2014
Romo has 1,998 passing yards and 15 TDs on the season. He has gone 6-2 as a starter in 2014 and has a 69-47 career record.
Brandon Weeden, a former 1st-round pick by the Cleveland Browns, joined the Cowboys over the summer to replace Kyle Orton as the backup QB. He play efficiently on a few drives while Tony Romo was in the locker room dealing with his back injury and went 4-of-6 for 69 yards and a TD.