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Tony Romo may be out with back injury

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, left, is hugged

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, left, is hugged by guard Mackenzy Bernadeau as Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield, right, walks off the field after Romo threw the game-tying touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter. (Dec. 22, 2013) (Credit: P)

The Dallas Cowboys' season-ending game against the Eagles - a winner-take-all proposition for the NFC East - just got a lot more problematic. 

Tony Romo suffered a back injury in the second half of a dramatic 24-23 win over Washington on Sunday. And after getting an MRI on Monday, reports are now surfacing that Romo is out for the playoffs. ESPN reported Romo is out, but head coach Jason Garrett said at his news conference on Monday afternoon that the team is taking it day-by-day. 

"He was able to play through it, and play very well at the end of that ball game," Garrett said. "We evaluated it last night after the game and again this morning. ... There's going to be a series of different things we do for his treatment over the next few days and see how he responds to it."

If Romo can't go on Sunday, he'll be replaced by backup Kyle Orton, the former Bears and Broncos starter.

"Like with any player, the day after a game, you want to see what the injury is, and we've done that with Tony," Garrett said. "We want to get him involved in treatment as quickly as we can and we've started that process."

Tags: Tony Romo , Dallas Cowboys , Jason Garrett , Philadelphia Eagles , NFL , NFC East

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