Romo sidelined with back injury

Arlington, TX ( – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo won’t
play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals because of a back injury.

The Cowboys made it official Sunday morning on their Twitter feed, a few hours
after had first reported the news.

Brandon Weeden took the all the reps in practice this week and will make the

Romo took part in the Cowboys’ walk-through on Saturday, when it was also
reported by the Dallas Morning News and other media outlets that the 34-year-
old veteran 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 on Friday’s injury report.

There has also been speculation that Romo could miss next week’s game against
Jacksonville in London. The Cowboys then have a bye in Week 11.