Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tony Romo hasn’t been ruled out for a winner-take-all finale against Philadelphia Sunday, but ESPN is reporting that the Cowboys quarterback has a herniated disk that will need surgery and his season is over.
Garrett said at his Monday news conference that Romo will get treatment and be evaluated daily. He added that the Cowboys were looking to add a third quarterback behind backup Kyle Orton.
Romo injured his back in Sunday’s 24-23 win over Washington, which set up the Cowboys’ third straight regular-season finale with the NFC East title on the line. The winner of the Cowboys-Eagles game wins the division.
With the 33-year-old Romo, Dallas lost the previous two against the Giants and Redskins.
Romo had back surgery in April and missed all the offseason workouts.
Orton hasn’t started a game since 2011.