Tony Romo injures shoulder, Cowboys in deep trouble

Dallas Cowboys starting QB Tony Romo broke his collar bone and while he does not need surgery he is still going to be out six to eight weeks. Since the Cowboys are already past their bye week, and at 1-5 they are falling behind the rest of the teams in the NFC East. What was an already pretty ugly season gets a lot worse now that they have to turn the reigns over the Jon Kitna for essentially the remainder of the regular season. Romo could be back for the game at Buffalo on December 12th, but none of us really know.

The real damage here is Kitna is may fine backup QB, but this is a guy who has not started a game since 2008 and has not won a game since 2007. His career QB rating is 76.7 and he has thrown for 27,480 yards, completed 59.8% of his passes, thrown for 154 TD’s with 151 INT’s. He could get the job done, but he does carry the taint of being a part of the winless Detroit Lions in 2008.

The news gets worse for Cowboys coach Wade Phillips who needed to have a strong playoff run to keep his job, and likely needed to get owner Jerry Jones the first ever home field advantage in the Super Bowl to truly be safe from firing. Now it looks like the Cowboys will not even make the playoffs and despite the key injury to Romo it looks like Wade Phillips will be moving on to a new team sooner rather than later.

This is the worse record by a Cowboys team since 1989, and the schedule doesn’t look to get an easier. There are no for sure wins at this point and we could see the Cowboys have a truly wretched season.

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