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Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is out for season with a fractured collarbone

Bad news, Cowboys fans.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

DALLAS COWBOYS QUARTERBACK Tony Romo will miss the remainder of the NFL season after reinjuring his left collarbone, owner Jerry Jones confirmed last night.

Romo will not undergo surgery as he attempts to return ahead of the 2016 campaign.

The 35-year-old, who fractured his left collarbone against the Philadelphia Eagle on September 20, injured the collarbone again during Dallas’ 33-14 Thanksgiving Day loss to the Carolina Panthers after he was sacked by linebacker Thomas Davis in the third quarter.

“He does have a hairline of a fracture there at the same location and he is out for the year,” Jones said.

Romo was playing his second game in the space of five days following an eight-week injury lay-off.

He struggled through three quarters on Thursday, going 11 of 21 for 106 yards with three interceptions — two of which were returned for touchdowns by the Panthers, who held a 30-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

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The Cowboys (3-8) lost seven straight without Romo, but had won all three of his starts. Matt Cassel is expected to start the rest of the season.

Jones added: “We felt that the risk was worth the potential of the impact he can have on our team and really having a fairytale turnaround. That’s what we are about. You should never quit trying to do something that is extraordinary.

“Of course, the dream was if Tony could have come in, been the catalyst, played similarly to have results that we had the week before in Miami, against a great team, a really great team – Carolina is so impressive – if we could have done that, it would have been the beginning of maybe something special.”

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