8:11pm: Although Jason Garrett informed media Romo’s X-rays proved inconclusive and more tests are scheduled, Werder hears from a source that the quarterback will miss the rest of the season (Twitter link).
7:17pm: A source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that Romo most likely has a small fracture in his collarbone. Such an injury would almost certainly end Romo’s season, and Florio wonders even if the bone is not broken, whether it would make sense to bring Romo back at all, with the Cowboys at 3-8.
7:10pm: At his postgame press conference with his left arm in a sling, Romo said this injury “feels similar” to the one he sustained in Week 2 that altered his season, Ed Werder of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter).
Romo will undergo additional tests Friday, but per Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (on Twitter), the chances of him playing again this season aren’t promising.
Romo immediately trudged to the locker room after Thomas Davis sacked him, driving his left shoulder into the turf. Matt Cassel entered the game and would return to the starting role he occupied previously if Romo misses more time.
In his second game since returning from the September broken collarbone injury that sent the 13-year veteran to short-term IR, Romo admitted he risked re-injury by returning in hopes of reviving the Cowboys’ season, per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports (Twitter link).
Considering the Cowboys lost seven straight games without their franchise quarterback, this is probably the blow that sends them toward preparing for a high 2016 first-round draft pick. But no official word’s surfaced on how long Romo could be out this time.
Should Romo be shelved for the remainder of the season, which would make sense when factoring in the malady and this being the eighth Dallas loss, the 35-year-old quarterback wouldn’t be at risk for long-term struggles with this injury if he returns next season, Dr. David Chao tweeted.