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Cowboys Will Not Place Tony Romo On Injured Reserve

According to injury guru Will Carroll, the Dallas Cowboys are not expected to place injured quarterback Tony Romo on injured reserve.

Romo suffered a broken clavicle (collarbone) last night after being hit by Giants linebacker Michael Boley. On Monday, a CT scan showed that surgery would not be required for Romo.

Romo is expected to be out for six to eight weeks. With the Cowboys record sitting at 1-5, and with Tony Romo out for up to two months, the playoffs look like an unattainable goal.

Dallas may decide to place Romo on injured reserve in the coming weeks. Placing the injured quarterback on the IR list would make him ineligible to return for the season and would show the Cowboys staff basically waving the white flag on their 2010 campaign.

Jon Kitna will face the tough task of getting the Cowboys back into the playoff hunt. Before appearing last night, Kitna last played in a regular season NFL game in 2008 when he was with the Lions. In relief of the injured Romo, Kitna completed 16 of 33 passes with a pair of touchdowns and was sacked three times.

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