Cowboys' Romo returns to game after leaving with apparent back injury
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was taken to the locker room in the middle of the third quarter of his team's game against the Washington Redskins, Monday night. After being evaluated, he returned to the game at the end of the 4th quarter and played in overtime, where the Cowboys fell to the Redskins, 20-17.
Romo absorbed a knee to the back during a sack by Redskins LB Keenan Robinson and afterward laid on the field in pain. Romo eventually walked off the field under his own power. Backup quarterback Brandon Weeden entered the game for Cowboys.
Ironically, the injury occurred two plays after an ESPN interview with Dallas owner Jerry Jones at the stadium. During that interview, ESPN said to Jones "Are you always that calm and relaxed in that box during a game, Jerry?"
Jones answered, "Well, I'm glad it's showing that way, because I think my knees are going 100 miles an hour. But every play is the last play of the franchise history, I tell you. I live and breathe it."
- Will Green