Dallas not ruling out QB Tony Romo for big finale vs. Eagles


IRVING, Texas — Tony Romo limped so badly on one play against Washington, he barely made it to the spot where he had to hand off.

The obvious limp was gone by the time the Dallas quarterback moved forward in the pocket and threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray that gave Dallas a season-saving 24-23 win over the Redskins.

The severity of his back injury is likely to remain a question all week as the Cowboys prepare for their third straight season finale for the NFC East title and a playoff berth, this time against Philadelphia on Sunday.

Coach Jason Garrett said Monday the team had “not made that determination at all at this point.” He wouldn’t reveal the results of an MRI for Romo.

“Obviously he was able to play through it and played very well at the end of that ballgame,” Garrett said. “He’s getting treatment. The MRI was part of the evaluation and there’s going to be a series of different things that we do for his treatment over the next few days and see how he responds to it.”

Garrett said the Cowboys were working to add a third quarterback behind backup Kyle Orton, who hasn’t started a game since 2011, the year he was replaced by Tim Tebow in Denver.

Orton started the last three games for Kansas City that season after the Chiefs picked him up on waivers. He’s been with Dallas the past two years.