Romo suffers fractured clavicle

The Cowboys' nightmarish 2010 season continued Monday night as quarterback Tony Romo suffered a fractured clavicle in the first half against the Giants.

The injury occurred when linebacker Michael Boley drove Romo into the ground on a throw early in the second quarter.

It's unclear just how much time Romo will miss. Pro Football Talk notes that this kind of injury generally takes at least a month to recover from. Football Outsiders is not so optimistic, estimating that Romo's season could be over.

Romo's backup is Jon Kitna, who is 38 years old and had not thrown a pass since 2008 before tonight.

The Eagles still have two matchups remaining with the Cowboys - both in the final four weeks of the season. The Birds travel to Dallas in Week 14 (Dec. 12), and the Eagles host the Cowboys in Week 17 (Jan. 2).

The Giants beat Dallas, 41-35 for their fourth straight win. At 5-2, New York is in sole possession of first place in the NFC East. As several reports have noted, the Giants have now knocked out five opposing quarterbacks this season: Matt Moore, Jay Cutler, Todd Collins, Shaun Hill and now Romo.

The Eagles and Redskins both sit at 4-3. And the Cowboys are just 1-5. The Birds have only played one division game (a loss to the Redskins) so far. They get the Redskins in Week 10 and the Giants in Weeks 11 and 15. Five of the Eagles' final nine games are against division opponents.

Earlier today, I posted Man Up on the defense and also did a video about the Eagles' No. 1 concern the rest of the way.


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