Cowboys QB Tony Romo not ruled out yet

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacks Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during NFL action Dec. 8,...

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacks Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during NFL action Dec. 8, 2013. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:15 AM ET

To anyone who has ever had a herniated spinal disc, it is doubtful that Tony Romo could get out of bed on his own on Sunday, let alone start an NFL game.

Yet, here we have Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones telling his radio audience that his star quarterback is undergoing extensive treatment and has not yet been ruled out of Sunday's win-or-go-home game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Romo has reportedly been given an epidural injection to try to relieve inflammation and promote healing but, as much as Jones would like to see Romo in uniform on Sunday, even he says it won't happen unless the doctors sign off on his condition.

All that said, Romo is an unlikely candidate to face the Eagles.

That assignment likely will fall to Kyle Orton, who was signed to a three-year deal before the 2012 season just for such a contingency.


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