Blog Entry

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

Posted on: October 25, 2010 9:45 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2010 10:35 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

On the first play of the first second quarter drive for the Cowboys, Tony Romo hit Miles Austin for a nice 14-yard pass, but when the cameras panned back to the quarterback, he was lying on the field -- having been destroyed by Michael Boley -- not moving.

Foley, sprinting towards Romo at full speed, thanks to a blown block by FB Chris Gronkowski, delivered a vicious (but legal!) blow which eventually fractured the left clavicle on Romo's left throwing shoulder. Typically speaking, that's an injury that can take at least 2-3 months to heal, meaning Romo's season is all but over, barring a miraculous run by the Cowboys to get back in playoff contention with Jon Kitna under center.

Seven or so medical personnel swarmed out to check on the Dallas QB and he was removed from the game and replaced by Jon Kitna, who hadn't played a regular season snap in about two years. Romo was 5 of 7 for 39 yards and a touchdown pass at the time of the injury.

Romo tried to enter the game just a few snaps after the injury, but Cowboys medical officials weren't having it, and they took him to the locker room for X-rays, where they determined the extent of the injury. It's a major blow to an already awkward Cowboys season -- Romo's ruled out for the rest of the game against the Giants, and there's no question that his season is in jeopardy, although we won't know for sure until probably Tuesday.

Kitna was able to lead them to a field goal on the possession, and after a stop by the Dallas D, Dez Bryant got straight loose on a punt return to the house, but the Giants quickly responded and score two touchdowns to take the lead late in the second half.

That surge, coupled with the news of Romo's injury, sucked the life out of Cowboys Stadium. And for good reason.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed
Category: NFL

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:27 am

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

only a total D bag such as yourself would take pleasure in a player getting hurt.

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:24 am

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

BYE BYE cowpatties...

thanks for playing....

but don't fret, cowpattie fans...
only 10 short months until you can award yourselves another preseason Super Bowl trophy

now the baseball bandwagon is in high gear in the metroplex
but remember,

you live in a FOOTBALL city a FOOTBALL state a FOOTBALL region

so keep 'pretending' baseball is more important
baseball is a band-aid to keep yourselves distracted from how PATHETIC your FOOTBALL team is...

Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:17 am

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

Romo out will probably help their season, now just get rid of Wade Phillips and his unbelivably bad play calling and clock management & the Boys might salvage something

Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:03 am

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

If the season wasn't over before this injury, say goodnight!! So now who will Jerry blame this one on? The only one to blame is yourself!! You are the owner, you hired the coaches, drafted the players and signed them to contracts; no one else can be blamed. Parcells was too good for you and he was run out of town. You deserve everything that comes your way; they're all puppets in your little world!!

Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 11:47 pm

Season Over Before This Play

;      Just for you cowboys fans that will blame this season on romo going down. The season was over before this play. The cowboys had a few qb's that might could have brought this team back. But romo was not one of them. This cat is to in love with himself to bring a team back. I think the cowboys need to hire urban meyer and trade for tebow. Atleast the jersey sales would pick up.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 11:18 pm

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

Wade Phillips should get Doug Flutie to fix this team. Then he can bench him when they make the playoffs. Oh wait, that's why he lost his job in Buffalo. This is called Karma by the football deities for Wade. He should never win a Super Bowl. Jerry hire a good head coach, and led Wade do what he does best, be a D-coordinator.

Since: Nov 15, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2010 11:10 pm

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

You're pleased that someone is out with a broken collarbone?  Yeah, you're a great fan.

Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2010 11:09 pm

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

I agree. This crap is pathetic!!!!!!  I have been a fan for over 35 years, and NEVER have I witnessed such a WASTE of talent! Jerry has had another puppet in classless, careless, softy Wade. It's time to wipe the slate clean and begin the search for a new staff.

WTF do we have a 38 yr old loser as a backup??  About 15 other teams barley skip a beat when their 2nd string QB steps in! And WHAT THE HELL happened to our defense? SOFT, just like their loser coach!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 11:09 pm

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

Just when it couldn't get worse for the Cowboys it did.  Their season is pretty much over.  At least you can now play for a high draft pick!

Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2010 10:36 pm

Romo out with fractured left clavicle

I'm so pleased. Tony getting hurt brings the charade to immediate halt. The season is over, its been over we no longer have to pretend. Let the Wade countdown commence. (fire everyone) I laugh at Jerry Jones, the arrogant donkey. This team has played lazy, unaccountable football for four seasons (they''re of waste of talent) I'm a fan dating back to Super Bowl XII. Winning & losing that the deal in the sports but what has happened here is embrassing. Jerry is on the clock the next hire better be someone with a pedigree & substantial authority otherwise I will no longer support the Jerry Jones 'boys -- he is out of rope.

long time, embarassed, defeated & emionally exhausted fan.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or