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Report: Tony Romo Has Two Fractures In Back

Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reported Saturday that Cowboys QB Tony Romo has “two fractured transverse processes,” but could still suit up for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

Dallas has said that this injury is unrelated to the disk surgery he underwent back in December of last year. Romo is not expected to miss the remainder of the season due to this injury, as Baylor QB Bryce Petty missed only one game after he suffered a similar injury.

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Romo will either start Week 9’s game or be inactive, which means he’s not expected to be available in emergency situations.

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones mentioned Friday during a radio appearance on KRLD-FM that Romo is “very questionable” to play this weekend.

Brandon Weeden has taken all of Dallas’ first-team reps this week and would obviously be the team’s starter if Romo is in fact unable to suit up on Sunday.

Romo, 34, is in the second-year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He still has base salaries of $17 million (2015), $8.5 million (2016), and $14 million (2017) coming his over the next three years.

On the season, Romo has completed 68.2 percent of his passes for 1,998 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 10 quarterback in the league.