Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett did
not reveal any details regarding Tony Romo’s injury in Tuesday’s press
conference, but he did confirm linebacker Justin Durant has a torn biceps.
Garrett hesitated to rule out Durant for the rest of the season, but said
“it’s a serious injury” and the team will make a decision based on “how much
time is left in the season and what the options are.”
Durant suffered the injury during the second half of Monday’s 20-17 overtime
loss to the Redskins. The weakside linebacker has emerged as a solid
contributor to an already depleted defense and leads the team in tackles (49)
despite missing two games.
The Cowboys are already without star linebacker Sean Lee and will likely have
to find a replacement for Durant given the nature of the injury.
Romo, meanwhile, suffered what the team called a back contusion on Monday and
there was no additional information at the time of Garrett’s presser.
“We did X-rays at the stadium (on Monday) and that allowed us to say he could
go back in (Monday’s game),” Garrett said. “We are doing additional scans to
make sure if there’s anything else going on.”
Romo exited early in the third quarter after taking a knee to his surgically
repaired back. He returned for the final possession of regulation and overtime
but was clearly limited in his abilities.