Garrett: Back contusion for Tony Romo, X-Rays negative

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said after Monday night’s 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins that starting quarterback Tony Romo suffered a back contusion that forced to leave the game in the third quarter.

Garrett said X-Rays were negative on Romo’s back and Romo ultimately returned to the game for the final possession of regulation and the Cowboys only possession in overtime. Dallas will re-evaluate Romo’s status on Tuesday morning.

Romo was taken to the locker room after being sacked by Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson in the third quarter.

Romo turned his back to absorb a blow from the blitzing Robinson and appeared to have taken a knee to his surgically repaired back on the play. Romo spent a few minutes down on the turf before walking off the field incredibly gingerly while flanked by members of the team’s training staff.

With Romo out, Brandon Weeden led the Cowboys to 10 points on a pair of scoring drives. However, Garrett said there wasn’t a consideration to leave the game in Weeden’s hands once Romo was cleared to return to the game.

Romo said he did have to get a shot in the locker room before returning to the game. He added that he expects to play next week against the Arizona Cardinals.

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