Report: Romo has two fractures in back

Irving, TX ( – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
reportedly has two fractures in his back.

The Dallas Morning News reports Romo has transverse process fractures, and
that his status for the next two games is up in the air. The transverse
process is a small bony projection off the right and left side of each

The Cowboys host Arizona Sunday then play against Jacksonville in London on
Nov. 9.

Romo was held out of practice for a third straight day on Friday, and while
the team remains hopeful he can play against the Cardinals, he is listed as
questionable on the injury report.

Romo suffered a contusion to his surgically-repaired back during the third
quarter of Monday’s overtime loss versus Washington.

If Romo can’t go on Sunday, Brandon Weeden would likely get the start. Weeden
briefly replaced Romo on Monday before the three-time Pro Bowl selection
managed to return late in regulation.

Weeden handled all the first-team reps during the week and could make his
first start since December of last season.