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Tony Romo’s season will finally end Tuesday

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Just under two months after Tony Romo broke his collarbone, the Cowboys have finally given up on their quarterback returning this season.

Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that Romo will be placed on injured reserve Tuesday.  The Cowboys have gone 4-4 without Romo, including a 4-2 mark since Jason Garrett took over as interim head coach.

Romo has three years left on his contract and will be back as the team’s starter next season.  While the team needs to work on its offensive line (and defense), Romo still has an exciting group of skill position talent around him.

The bigger question is whether Garrett will be back to coach him again.  Romo’s backup Jon Kitna is also scheduled to be a free agent.

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  1. canjura says: Dec 21, 2010 11:51 AM

    Jon Kitna has been really productive throughout his career. I thought Detroit GAVE him away and I expect him to be a highly sought after back up, or maybe even a potential starter for a team like the Bengals (again) or the 49′ers who will try to ease a rookie QB into the starting role.

  2. irishgary says: Dec 21, 2010 11:57 AM

    He’s so overrated it’s a joke, the cowgirls should try to trade him to someone like Minnesota, but then Jerry would screwup the draft picks they get for him

  3. andyprough says: Dec 21, 2010 12:22 PM

    “Romo still has an exciting group of skill position talent around him”

    ++++++++++++

    That’s what Carson Palmer said. Worked out GREAT for the Bengals!!

  4. rickah8888 says: Dec 21, 2010 12:27 PM

    Rom-O-Choke’s season will end?? That implies there was a beginning and middle!

    Just think Dallas fans, you only have 2 more weeks of misery left before your team hits various golf courses. Thanks for letting the big boys play the Superbowl in your house though!
    Very nice of ya!

  5. romo2witten says: Dec 21, 2010 12:35 PM

    irishgary…Tony Romo is the #4 rated passer of all time. Look it up. The Cowboys aren’t going to trade him. Get real.

  6. ninjaneer74 says: Dec 21, 2010 12:40 PM

    Really? Jon Kitna’s going to be a free agent? How about in 2014? No way they let him go after the season he’s had.

    According to Rotoworld: Jon Kitna 1/15/2009: Signed a four-year contract extension through 2013. 2010: $2 million, 2011: $2.6 million, 2012: $3.1 million, 2013: $2.9 million, 2014: Free Agent

    As for Romo, he was on pace for another statistical record season before the injury. With a rebuilt o-line and improved defense, the Cowboys will be back in the playoffs. OK haters…Go ahead and hate…Tell me how he’s never won anything and how everyone is over-rated and how the stadium is a toilet…blah…blah…blah…how original…

  7. seahawks4alltime says: Dec 21, 2010 12:45 PM

    Seattle would be lucky to have Kitna back.

  8. irishgary says: Dec 21, 2010 1:38 PM

    @romo2witten

    You moron, Romo is the number 1 rated choker. What stats are you looking at.

    Just to give you a top 5 that Romo can’t even be in the same room with.

    Montana, Bradshaw, Brady, Starr, Staubach.

    All with multiple SB rings.

  9. cleverbob says: Dec 21, 2010 1:51 PM

    Passer rating isn’t exactly the best way to establish a QB pecking order. Just look at the top 15…

    1. Philip Rivers
    2. Aaron Rodgers
    3. Steve Young
    4. Tony Romo
    5. Peyton Manning
    6. Tom Brady
    7. Kurt Warner
    8. Joe Montana
    9. Drew Brees
    10. Ben Roethlisberger
    11. Matt Schaub
    12. Chad Pennington
    13. Joe Flacco
    14. Daunte Culpepper
    15. Jeff Garcia

    Not exactly a murderer’s row of all-time greats. And can you honestly claim with a straight face that he’s better than the 4 guys right below him?

  10. cowboys4life says: Dec 21, 2010 2:03 PM

    This is good, Kitna has been great filling in. If you ask me, there’s gonna be some QB competition next year.

  11. frankvzappa says: Dec 21, 2010 2:13 PM

    they should keep Kitna and ship Romo out for whatever they can get…

  12. realdeal12 says: Dec 21, 2010 2:44 PM

    Listen up Hater Turds – Just the fact that he is among the top 10 of QB’s that are pretty damn good is enough for me. You hater dopes make me laugh.

  13. nokoolaidcowboy says: Dec 21, 2010 3:02 PM

    Jerry Jones is the owner, GM and co-coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo is not going anywhere. Jon Kitna might stay but Heis a backup and did what Jerry expects a backup to do. Kitna’s poster boy days are long gone. Not what PT Barnum wants as a starter.

    Jason Garrett was part of the problem when Wade was here, and sandbagging it to get Wade tossed should not merit that he be rewarded. His offensive plays are predictable.

    Also, Garrett cannot handle these players once the honeymoon is over.The first sign of descent he won’t be able handle the players (i.e. Owens). He is scared of confrontation.

    The players are mostly in place but Jerry has to put a good HC in place and then butt out. And a real GM wouldn’t hurt.

  14. cleverbob says: Dec 21, 2010 3:38 PM

    Romo is like McNabb 5 years ago – good, but not great. He’s already 30 but has had much less wear and tear than a typical starting QB his age thanks to riding the pine for a few years. Maybe Jerry can trade him to the Redskins when he hits 35.

  15. hoobsher says: Dec 21, 2010 4:01 PM

    dear jon kitna,

    we love you.

    sincerely,
    -philadelphia.

  16. romo2witten says: Dec 21, 2010 5:03 PM

    I’m not saying he is the #4 quarterback of all time in terms of overall play. I’m just pointing out to the people who love to hate him that he is a much better player than many people would like to admit.

  17. akasaintsbaby says: Dec 22, 2010 12:37 AM

    “Romo still has an exciting group of skill position talent around him.”

    ———————————-

    No one can write an article or speak about the cowboys without mentioning the word “talent”. It is a joke. How is all that “talent” working out for you guys?

  18. Jeff Dodson says: Dec 22, 2010 6:28 AM

    All those are great QBs and so is ROMO, a QB can only do so much with an ailing OLINE. What the Cowboys REALLY need to do is get a new OLINE. The only reason Brady is so good is because of all the time he has to wait for the receivers to get down field. Romos arm is just as good, just doesnt have the time Brady does. CONCENTRATE ON THE OLINE, get that and they are there next year

  19. Jeff Dodson says: Dec 22, 2010 6:30 AM

    Everyone bashes the QB when the game goes bad. What about the other lazy players that dont protect him so he can do his job

  20. cowboys4life says: Dec 22, 2010 2:57 PM

    @akasaintsbaby

    Let me guess you consider Reggie Bush,Chris Ivory, Julius Jones “talent”.. You lost to us last year with our starter, you only beat us by 3 this year with our backup in.. I love how after one year of success saint fans think their the New England Patriots…Kind of funny considering this year, Atlanta is going to win the division and the AINTS are gonna miss the playoffs. Oh yeah, didn’t you lose to Cleveland LMAO

  21. akasaintsbaby says: Dec 27, 2010 1:25 PM

    cowboys4life says:
    Dec 22, 2010 2:57 PM
    @akasaintsbaby

    Let me guess you consider Reggie Bush,Chris Ivory, Julius Jones “talent”.. You lost to us last year with our starter, you only beat us by 3 this year with our backup in.. I love how after one year of success saint fans think their the New England Patriots…Kind of funny considering this year, Atlanta is going to win the division and the AINTS are gonna miss the playoffs. Oh yeah, didn’t you lose to Cleveland LMAO
    ———————————-

    Don’t worry, the cowboys will be picked by everyone to go to the sb next season just like they were this year. It’s too bad that they actually have to play and win the games beforehand. You better have a look at the NFC playoff picture, I see the Saints in it and the cowgirls are bottom feeders. Better luck next year. LMAO.

    10-4 > 5-10

  22. cowboys4life says: Dec 27, 2010 7:08 PM

    The aints aren’t in anything yet, shows how much you know about what really is going on…saints lose tonight and next week and there out…pretty good chance of that happening too

  23. cleverbob says: Dec 28, 2010 8:05 AM

    cowboys4life says:
    Dec 27, 2010 7:08 PM

    The aints aren’t in anything yet, shows how much you know about what really is going on…saints lose tonight and next week and there out…pretty good chance of that happening too
    ======================================

    Well you nailed that one. Any more predictions you’d care to throw out there?

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