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                  === Report: Romo gets epidural injection ===
 
 Arlington,  TX  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Dallas  Cowboys  quarterback Tony  Romo
 received  an  epidural injection to relieve  pain on the herniated disc in his
 back, according to a report by NFL.com.
 
 The  injection  is a standard  procedure in treating  a herniated disc and the
 Cowboys  hope  to know  by Wednesday  or Thursday  if the  shot had a positive
 effect.
 
 Cowboys  coach  Jason  Garrett  said  Monday  the  team  has  "not  made  that
 determination  at all"  after reports  surfaced  on Monday  saying Romo  would
 miss the rest of the season with a back injury.
 
 "We'll  evaluate him on  a day-by-day basis and make the best decision for our
 team," said Garrett.
 
 ESPN.com  reported that  Romo needs surgery for a herniated disc and will miss
 the  remainder of the season, including Sunday's winner-take-all showdown with
 the  Philadelphia Eagles  for the NFC East title and any potential games after
 that.
 
 In  addition, quarterbacks  David Carr,  John  Skelton and  Tyler Thigpen  are
 working  out  for the  Cowboys Tuesday  as Dallas  is seeking insurance behind
 backup Kyle Orton.
 
 Romo  led  Dallas to a  24-23 victory over  the Washington Redskins on Sunday,
 throwing  a  touchdown pass to DeMarco  Murray with 1:08 remaining to keep the
 Cowboys'  playoff hopes  alive after they trailed by nine points in the fourth
 quarter.
 
 Orton has started 69 NFL games, but none since 2011 while with the Kansas City
 Chiefs,  where  he landed  after the  Denver Broncos  cut him  in favor of Tim
 Tebow.
 
 Orton, 31, has passed for 14,661 yards with 81 touchdowns and 57 interceptions
 in nine seasons.
 
 "We have Kyle Orton here for a reason," added Garrett. "He understands what his
 role is."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12/24 16:01:55 ET

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