(SportsNetwork.com) – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reportedly won’t
play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals because of a back injury.
NFL.com cited a source close to Romo as saying the quarterback will sit out
and Brandon Weeden will make the start.
The Dallas Morning News reported Saturday that Romo has two fractures of the
transverse process in his back. The transverse process is a small bony
projection off the right and left side of each vertebrae.
Romo was hurt in the third quarter of Monday’s overtime loss to Washington,
although he did return for the final series of regulation and Dallas’ lone
possession of overtime.
The Cowboys initially said Romo had a contusion, but he didn’t practice all
week and was listed as questionable for this Sunday’s game.
If Romo does indeed sit Sunday, he could also miss next week’s game against
Jacksonville in London. The Cowboys then have a bye in Week 11.