Tony Romo Out; Weeden To Start For Cowboys

Breaking news this early Sunday morning: Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo is expected to be ruled out for today’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. This news, which has been confirmed by NFL.com, follows the medical revelation that Romo suffered more than a contusion or bruise after receiving a knee to the back during a sack by Washington Redskins’ linebacker Keenan Robinson in Dallas’ Monday night overtime loss to their NFC East rivals.

It has now been revealed the 34-year old quarterback actually suffered two fractures in his transverse process, which is a small bone that sticks out of either side of the vertebrae. Recovery time from such an injury can take anywhere from one to three weeks, making Romo’s status for next Sunday’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London also questionable.

With this latest news, back-up quarterback Brandon Weeden is now set to start for the 6-2 Cowboys against the 6-1 Cardinals in Arlington. Last Monday, Weeden had an impressive outing after Romo was forced out of the game against the Redskins in the third quarter. The former first round pick by the Cleveland Browns completed 4 of his 6 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. While Weeden was under center, the offense scored a total of ten points on back to back drives.

With Romo ruled out today, expect a healthy dose of running back DeMarco Murray against Arizona. But the NFL’s leading rusher could find it to be some rather tough sledding as the Cardinals possess the second best rushing defense in the league.