The Dallas Cowboys announced this morning that Tony Romo underwent back surgery and will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. That means backup quarterback Kyle Orton will get the start Sunday for Dallas against the Eagles in a game that will decide the NFC East champion.
The 33-year-old Romo had passed for 3,828 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions this season while completing 63.9% of his throws. In 15 career games against the Eagles, Romo has completed 60.7% of his passes for just 2,825 yards, 17 touchdowns (fewest among the three NFC East teams), 13 interceptions but has managed a 9-6 record.
Orton, 31, has appeared in two games this season going 3-for-5 for 40 yards and no touchdowns. In two career games against the Eagles, Orton is 1-1 going 45-for-75 (60.0%) for 388 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions.
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