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Tony Romo was hobbling noticeably throughout Week 16's contest against Washington, and there were conflicting reports coming out of Dallas as to why.
UPDATE: by Jesse Reed at 8:46 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 23
Romo suffered a back injury against Washington in Week 16, but there were conflicting reports about his availability for Week 17.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Romo as being ruled out for the season, and his colleague Ed Werder noted that the injury was a herniated disk in Romo's back:
However, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports countered by reporting a decision was not yet made, adding backup Kyle Orton would likely start:
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ESPN's Ed Werder reported Jerry Jones as saying Romo aggravated a back injury, while head coach Jason Garrett said his quarterback suffered a foot injury:
Likely, he's banged up all over, considering the beating Romo has taken this season.
Despite this, he will certainly suit up against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17, regardless of how he's feeling, however. The Cowboys will be playing for the NFC East title, and there's no way Romo would miss that game unless he's completely unable to play.