(NEW YORK) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis after he played in pain on Sunday against the Redskins.
Romo went for an MRI on Monday after he said on Sunday that a hit “triggered” the pain in his back during the first half against the Redskins.
ESPN NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen are reporting that Romo is done for the season, but head coach Jason Garrett would not confirm the news on Monday.
“He’s gonna get treatment each day,” Garrett said. “The MRI was a part of the evaluation.”
Kyle Orton is the backup quarterback and could get the start if Romo is unable to go on Sunday.
Romo had surgery during the offseason to remove a cyst from his back and did not take a snap with the team until training camp in July.
“We’ll evaluate it day by day,” Garrett said. “If we get any information that’s revealing to us, we’ll make a decision on that, but again we’ll just see how it is.”
Orton has 69 career starts and is 35-34 and will hold the Cowboys chances of punching their ticket to the playoffs in his hands if Romo can’t suit up.
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Jill Martin, CNN