Stunner: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the remainder of the season due to a back injury, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Monday afternoon. Not specified, but we can assume this means Week 17 and the postseason should Dallas advance. Romo played through the injury to lead Dallas to a late 24-23 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, throwing the game-winning score to DeMarco Murray in the final minutes. "I took a hit that kinda triggered it a little bit," Romo told the Dallas Morning News following the win. "Then the one time, whatever the kid did on that one play really sent a…it just didn't feel comfortable. It's in completely in a different spot than the back stuff I had last year, so that's a good sign." Apparently not.
Veteran Kyle Orton has served as the Cowboys backup and will face the Eagles in a win-or-go-home finale for the NFC East title. Talk about getting thrown into the fire. The 31-year-old is a veteran of the NFL wars and has been a legitimate starter, though his last start came during the 2011 season. Philadelphia ranks 26th against fantasy QBs and Orton has weapons. How much rust he must shed is the question. Murray, Jason Witten and Dez Bryant remain must starts in most formats for Week 17, but obviously expectations must be lowered for now.