Well, the Cowboys won’t be playing in the Super Bowl they’ll be hosting.
ESPN’s Mike Tirico told the football-watching world moments ago that Dallas quarterback Tony Romo has a fractured left clavicle.
Romo suffered the injury on a hit from linebacker Michael Boley, which came at a time when the home team led by only three points, 10-7. After that, a David Buehler field goal and a Dez Bryant punt return pushed the margin to 13.
The Giants have roared back, via two more touchdown passes from quarterback Eli Manning. New York currently leads by a point, and there’s a sense that they’ll steamroll the Cowboys the rest of the way.
Since becoming the starter in 2006, Romo has missed only three games. The absence came in 2008, when he broke a pinkie on his right hand.
There’s no word on his absence this time around, but a broken collarbone usually requires a month, at least, to heal. By then, the Cowboys could be even more done than they already seem to be.
From a TV-business standpoint, the big question becomes whether Romo will be back for the Thanksgiving game against the Saints. Then again, whether Romo plays won’t matter. What else would anyone watch on Thanksgiving afternoon?