Report: Romo gets epidural injection

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Updated: December 24, 2013

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
received an epidural injection to relieve pain on the herniated disc in his
back, according to a report by NFL.com.

The injection is a standard procedure in treating a herniated disc and the
Cowboys hope to know by Wednesday or Thursday if the shot had a positive
effect.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday the team has “not made that
determination at all” after reports surfaced on Monday saying Romo would
miss the rest of the season with a back injury.

“We’ll evaluate him on a day-by-day basis and make the best decision for our
team,” said Garrett.

ESPN.com reported that Romo needs surgery for a herniated disc and will miss
the remainder of the season, including Sunday’s winner-take-all showdown with
the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC East title and any potential games after
that.

In addition, quarterbacks David Carr, John Skelton and Tyler Thigpen are
working out for the Cowboys Tuesday as Dallas is seeking insurance behind
backup Kyle Orton.

Romo led Dallas to a 24-23 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday,
throwing a touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray with 1:08 remaining to keep the
Cowboys’ playoff hopes alive after they trailed by nine points in the fourth
quarter.

Orton has started 69 NFL games, but none since 2011 while with the Kansas City
Chiefs, where he landed after the Denver Broncos cut him in favor of Tim
Tebow.

Orton, 31, has passed for 14,661 yards with 81 touchdowns and 57 interceptions
in nine seasons.

“We have Kyle Orton here for a reason,” added Garrett. “He understands what his
role is.”