Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been sidelined for the rest of the season due to a back injury, ESPN is reporting.
The Cowboys, with a 8-7 record, defeated Washington 24-23 Sunday. The Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night.
Romo said Sunday he would undergo an MRI on his back Monday but didn't believe the injury would jeopardize his availability for the Philadelphia game.
Romo said his back, which was sore going into Sunday's comeback victory over the Washington Redskins, began to bother him after a hit in the first half.
"That triggered it a little bit," Romo said Sunday. "Whatever the kid did on that one play, it really sent something that didn't feel comfortable. But it's in a completely different spot than the back stuff I had last year, so that's a good sign."
Here's a message that an ESPN reporter posted on Twitter:
Cowboys QB Tony Romo has been ruled out the rest of the season due to his back injury, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2013