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Cowboys Place Tony Romo On Injured Reserve

Tony Romo's season is officially over. Todd Archer is reporting that the Dallas Cowboys are going to place the injured quarterback on injured reserve later today, ending his season. 

Romo started six games at quarterback for the Cowboys this year before breaking his clavicle on Monday Night Football during a 41-35 home loss to the New York Giants. Romo finishes the season with 1,605 yards passing, 11 touchdown passes to seven interceptions and a 69.5% completion rate - good for a quarterback rating of 94.9. 

Wade Phillips was the coach for all of Romo's games this year - so it's unfortunate that personnel and Cowboys fans alike didn't have an opportunity to see how the franchise quarterback worked with interim head coach Jason Garrett. With nothing to play for this season and no reason to risk further damage to Romo's injury, the organization wisely opted to shut Romo down rather than have him face the Cardinals this weekend or the Eagles in Philadelphia in Week 17.

Jon Kitna will remain Dallas' starting quarterback for the final two weeks of the season.

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