The triumphant return of Tony Romo to the Dallas Cowboys lasted less than two games. After missing seven games due to breaking his collarbone against the Eagles back in September, Romo returned last week to lead the Cowboys to victory and keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Yesterday, those hopes ended as Romo re-injured the same collarbone and will now miss the rest of the season after getting beat down by the undefeated Panthers. Not that it matter much because the Cowboys season as a whole died yesterday.


While X-rays on Romo’s reinjured left collarbone were inconclusive Thursday and the Cowboys have planned more tests for Friday, the quarterback is “done for the season,” a source close to Romo told ESPN’s Ed Werder.

The 35-year-old quarterback said the feeling he had after being sacked by linebacker Thomas Davis was “similar” to what he felt when he broke the collarbone in a Sept. 20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Going to the ground you could hear something happen,” Romo said. “You’re just disappointed and feel like I don’t know what is going to happen. We’ll see.”

The Cowboys are now 3-8 this season and after losing Romo again, they will be lucky if they finish this year with five wins. Still, with that said, the Boys should still expect to contend next year with a healthy roster.