Romo, who tweaked his back during Sunday’s win over the Redskins but didn’t leave the game, is now out for the season. The biggest question is whether this means coach Jason Garrett will be out after the season, if the Cowboys lose the Third Annual NFC East Championship game to Philadelphia.
The Sunday report from Ed Werder of ESPN — with which Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones politely took issue — included a footnote regarding Jerry’s desire to have picked right when selecting Garrett to be the head coach. The Romo injury gives Jones a way to justify a mulligan for Garrett, providing him with one more chance to start from 0-0 and to finish at something other than .500.
Of course, that analysis assumes the Cowboys will lose to the Eagles on Sunday night. If veteran Kyle Orton leads a victory, Garrett’s position surely will be secure, regardless of how badly the Cowboys may lose at home in the wild-card round.
Then there’s the possibility that Garrett has had enough of being undermined by an owner/G.M. who many think would secretly like to add head coach to his many titles.